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How do I deal with only one of several promises failing?

Whenever I click the "View all the People" button, 5 out of the 6 astronauts load, but one always fails. But because of the newly added code in the catch block, I get an error message and none of the astronauts get displayed. What would be a good way to alter the code so that successful promises get displayed even if some of the promises fail?

2 Answers

Dmitry Polyakov
Dmitry Polyakov
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I just found that some of the person objects in a resolved promise are missing person.thumbnail.source property. This is why generateHTML fails when it encounters this and stops. If you change <img src=${person.thumbnail.source}> to <img src=${person.thumbnail}> then it loads all persons, but without images. The problem lies with Wikipedia api.

I think the issue I was having with the wikipedia API was that some of the responses were being returned with the type "disambiguation", which I suppose means that there are two or more wikipedia entries for the name. Within the generateHTML function I added a conditional block to check make sure the type was not "disambiguation" before trying to make the HTML.