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is it possible to call the default route from another route in express

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In webpack-hot-server-middleware you have your serverRender function and you set up dev and prod like this:

const express = require('express');
const path = require('path');
const app = express();

if (process.env.NODE_ENV !== 'production') {
    const webpack = require('webpack');
    const webpackDevMiddleware = require('webpack-dev-middleware');
    const webpackHotMiddleware = require('webpack-hot-middleware');
    const webpackHotServerMiddleware = require('webpack-hot-server-middleware');
    const config = require('./webpack.config.js');
    const compiler = webpack(config);
    app.use(webpackDevMiddleware(compiler, {
      serverSideRender: true
    app.use(webpackHotMiddleware(compiler.compilers.find(compiler => === 'client')));
} else {
    const CLIENT_ASSETS_DIR = path.join(__dirname, '../build/client');
    const CLIENT_STATS_PATH = path.join(CLIENT_ASSETS_DIR, 'stats.json');
    const SERVER_RENDERER_PATH = path.join(__dirname, '../build/server.js');
    const serverRenderer = require(SERVER_RENDERER_PATH);
    const stats = require(CLIENT_STATS_PATH);

Say I have a non root url like some-root is it possible for me to call the serverRenderer function without redirecting? All I can think to do is this.

express.Router().post('/other-route', (_: Request, res: Response) => {
  // do stuff


Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:5 (2 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

richardscarrottcommented, Aug 15, 2018

@dagda1 you can mount the middleware on any path you like, e.g.

const router = express.Router();
const serverRenderer = webpackHotServerMiddleware(compiler);'/other-route', serverRenderer);

Alternatively, you could even export a router from the server entry, e.g.

// server.js
const router = express.Router();
const render = (req, res) => res.send(renderToString(<div>Hello World</div>));'/other-route', render);
export default router;
dagda1commented, Aug 15, 2018

@richardscarrott thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question.

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