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Hello everyone.

I would like to ask you, is it possible to send a post request in Angular with the link to the image that I want and then from the API get an image without using an HTTP.GET request but only an HTTP.POST one?

The reason why is because all the images I need are stored in a Synology NAS server on a different volume from where the actual website's front-end is, so they are not accessible (as far as I know) from Angular itself.

I have been using a GET request so far but I realised that if another user from another PC requests a different image the two images may be swapped and both the users will receive the wrong one or an error.

What I have tried:

I already tried in my Express server to:


but then in the front end (in the inspector) I get

error: SyntaxError: Unexpected token � in JSON at position 0 

In the front-end I got
         console.log("The path is set!", res)

         this.getImage(this.url_toService).subscribe(x => this.url = x);

         console.log("reciving from Recerive2");


But because the error part of the callback is executed the code never gets to the
Updated 28-Sep-21 5:49am

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At the end of the story I used this: node.js - How to copy a image? - Stack Overflow[^]
to copy the image that I needed where the front-end could reach it (in the volume where the web is).

But it would be great to hear if it is still possible to send an image as a Post request.
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Richard MacCutchan 28-Sep-21 12:24pm    
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