AngularJS HttpProviderTransform Request Shorthand?

I found this very nice article concerning AngularJS and Web Api 2 here...

Q. Why is there so much code in the 'app.config(['$httpProvider' ?

Q. Does my code below really do the same thing?

The following code works great, just much smaller code footprint.

app.config(['$httpProvider', function ($httpProvider)
    {
        $httpProvider.defaults.transformRequest = function (obj)
        {
            var str = [];

            for (var p in obj)
                str.push(encodeURIComponent(p) + "=" + encodeURIComponent(obj[p]));

            return str.join("&");
        }
    }]);

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Kyle HamiltonData ScientistCommented:
Q1. The  $httpProvider.defaults.transformRequest in the article does more.

It processes an object where the values are also objects, or where the values are arrays, or a flat object like the expectation in the code you have above.

it does some type checking at the bottom to either parse the object if an object is provided, or just return the data provided.

Q2. Your code will work no problem as long as the data you provide is a non-empty object which contains just key value pairs - no nested objects. As long as you know that your app only needs to process this type of object, you're good to go. Nicer smaller footprint it is. You can always add more functionality as your project grows.

Hope that helps.
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WorknHardrAuthor Commented:
Great explanation!
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WorknHardrAuthor Commented:
thx
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Kyle HamiltonData ScientistCommented:
:)
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