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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Displaying the Photos

Temple Naylor
Temple Naylor
2,519 Points

Button displays all pictures, not specified tagged pictures

My code displays photos of every animal, (including birds?) and won't switch pictures when changing different buttons. I have no idea why this is happening. Help!

Here is my code: $(document).ready(function () { $('button').click(function () { $('button').removeClass('selected'); $(this).addClass('selected');

var flickrAPI = "http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?jsoncallback=?";
var animal = $(this).text();
var flickrOptions = {
  tags: "animal",
  format: "json"
};
function displayPhotos(data) {
  var photoHTML = '<ul>';
  $.each( data.items, function (i, photo) {
    photoHTML += '<li class="grid-25 tablet-grid-50">';
    photoHTML += '<a href="' + photo.link + '" class="image">';
    photoHTML += '<img src="' + photo.media.m + '"></a></li>';
  });
  photoHTML += '</ul>';
  $('#photos').html(photoHTML);
}
$.getJSON(flickrAPI, flickrOptions, displayPhotos);

}); }); // end ready

1 Answer

Juwan Petty
Juwan Petty
13,123 Points

In your flickrOptions object, you're passing a string "animal" instead of the variable animal

var flickrOptions = {
  tags: "animal",
  format: "json"
};

It should be:

var flickrOptions = {
  tags: animal,  //change this line
  format: "json"
};