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JavaScript AJAX Basics AJAX Concepts Finish the AJAX Request

Calling send on request object

The error I receives is "did you call send() on the request object?" As far as I can see, the request object is being sent: request.send();

What's the problem here?

var request = new XMLHttpRequest();
request.onreadystatechange = function () {
  if (request.readyState === 4) {
    document.getElementById("footer").innerHTML = request.responseText;
request.open("GET", "footer.html");
  function sendAJAX() {
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>AJAX with JavaScript</title>
  <script src="app.js"></script>
  <div id="main">
  <div id="footer"></div>

2 Answers

request.send() should not be inside request.open().

Dimitar Dimitrov
Dimitar Dimitrov
11,800 Points

You nested request.send() in the function sendAJAX(), but you only declared the function, now you just need to call the function to pass the challenge.


or you can just call it without declaring a function like this