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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Create a callback function

David Elston
David Elston
8,112 Points

I'm pretty stumped on pt 3, I'm not even sure what questions to ask, I'm just stuck. Any pointers?

I don't even know really what the question is asking but after rereading it a number of times, it's still very unclear to me what it is asking. Any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to finish the function in weather.js

$(document).ready(function() {
  var weatherAPI = 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather';
  var data = {
    q : "Portland,OR",
    units : "metric"

  function showWeather(weatherReport) {
    $("#temperature").text() = $(this).main.temp;                           // <--- I'm Stuck here...

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>What's the Weather Like?</title>
  <script src="jquery.js"></script>
  <script src="weather.js"></script>
  <div id="main">
    <h1>Current temperature: <span id="temperature"></span>&deg;</h1>

1 Answer

This assignment of the value to the span tag is incorrect.


$("#temperature") -- This selects the container. .text() -- inserts text into this container ; -- we're done so we end the line with a ; Example: $("#temperature").text("Hello World");

David Elston
David Elston
8,112 Points

Thanks for the help.