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JavaScript Asynchronous Programming with JavaScript Understanding Promises From Callbacks to Promises

amarpreet singh saluja
amarpreet singh saluja
1,053 Points

I'm getting promise status as fullfilled wherein , in the video it says resolved can you please explain the same?

const astrosUrl = 'http://api.open-notify.org/astros.json'; const wikiUrl = 'https://en.wikipedia.org/api/rest_v1/page/summary/'; const peopleList = document.getElementById('people'); const btn = document.querySelector('button');

function getJSON(url) { return new Promise((resolve, reject) => { const xhr = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhr.open('GET', url); xhr.onload = () => { if (xhr.status === 200) { let data = JSON.parse(xhr.responseText); resolve(data); } else { reject(Error(xhr.statusText)); } }; xhr.onerror = () => reject(Error('A network error')); xhr.send(); });


// Generate the markup for each profile function generateHTML(data) { const section = document.createElement('section'); peopleList.appendChild(section); // Check if request returns a 'standard' page from Wiki if (data.type === 'standard') { section.innerHTML = <div class="img-div"> <img src=${data.thumbnail.source}> </div> <div class="content-div"> <h2>${data.title}</h2> <p>${data.description}</p> <p>${data.extract}</p> </div> ; } else { section.innerHTML = <div class="img-div"> <img src="img/profile.jpg" alt="ocean clouds seen from space"> </div> <div class="content-div"> <h2>${data.title}</h2> <p>Results unavailable for ${data.title}</p> ${data.extract_html} </div> ; } }

function getProfiles(json) { const profiles = json.people.map(person => { return getJSON(wikiUrl + person.name); }); return profiles; }

btn.addEventListener('click', (event) => { getJSON(astrosUrl) .then(getProfiles) .then(data => console.log(data)) .catch(err => console.log(err)) event.target.remove();


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,274 Points

In promises, "resolved" means that it is no longer pending but it doesn't indicate whether it was successful or not.

If successful, it is also said to be "fulfilled". The other possibility is that it was "rejected".