Javascript – Node.js: close client connection

How can I close the socket connection on the client side?

I am using:

  • 0.9
  • node.js 0.10.15
  • express 3.3.4

call localhost/test
— server side

var test = io
.on('connection', function (socket) {

  console.log('open socket: ' + socket);

  socket.on('disconnect', function () {
    console.log('disconnected event');
    //socket.manager.onClientDisconnect(; --> endless loop with this disconnect event on server side
    //socket.disconnect(); --> same here

— client side

var socket = io.connect('http://localhost:3000/test');
socket.on('disconnect', function () {
   console.log('disconnect client event....');

socket.emit('getInitData', function (data) {
  .. do something with data

If I load the test-page I need some values from the server (getInitData).
On the first page visit I get the data once, on a reload or second visit I get it twice and so on.

The connection on the server side is beeing closed automatically on page reload and if you leave the page.
But on the client side the connection is still open.
How can I close the connection on the client side or check if there is already a open connection?

I tried now the following: (client side)

window.onbeforeunload = function(e) {

This triggers on the client side the disconnect event, but I still get the twice or tripple response.

Best Solution

Did you try:


on client?