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XMLHttpRequest wrapped into a promise
function xhr(options) {
var deferred = Q.defer(),
req = new XMLHttpRequest(); || 'GET', options.url, true);
// Set request headers if provided.
Object.keys(options.headers || {}).forEach(function (key) {
req.setRequestHeader(key, options.headers[key]);
req.onreadystatechange = function(e) {
if(req.readyState !== 4) {
if([200,304].indexOf(req.status) === -1) {
deferred.reject(new Error('Server responded with a status of ' + req.status));
} else {
req.send( || void 0);
return deferred.promise;

You should reject with Error instances, just like you throw with them :)


Good point, but isn't this something Q should handle internally?


You mean not

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