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JavaScript Create a Reusable Fetch Function

16,701 Points

No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' when using fetch

I don't really understand whats happening. But I keep getting this error and the images won't load. Here is all my JS code

const select = document.getElementById('breeds');
const card = document.querySelector('.card'); 
const form = document.querySelector('form');

// ------------------------------------------
// ------------------------------------------

function fetchData(url){
  return fetch(url)
          .then(res => res.json());

  .then( data => generateOptions(data.message));

  .then(data => generateImage(data.message));

// ------------------------------------------
// ------------------------------------------

function generateOptions(data){
  const options = data.map( item => `
    <option value="${item}">${item}</option>
  select.innerHTML = options;

function generateImage(data){
  const html = `
    <img src="${data}" alt>
    <p>Click to view images of ${select.value}s</p>
  card.innerHTML = html;

function fetchBreedImage(){
  const breed = select.value;
  const img = card.querySelector('img');
  const p = card.querySelector('p');

    .then(data => {
      img.src = data.message;
      img.alt = breed;
      p.textContent = `Click to view more ${breed}s`;

// ------------------------------------------
// ------------------------------------------

select.addEventListener('change', fetchBreedImage);
card.addEventListener('click', fetchBreedImage);

// ------------------------------------------
// ------------------------------------------

2 Answers

Ari Misha
Ari Misha
19,274 Points

Hello there! By default, Fetch API is restricted to the same origin policy. Browsers restrict scripts to access the URL 'coz of the safety issues and the same could be done by the Hackers to crawl or access any endpoint for the sensitive data. In order to use fetch for with CORS(Cross-Origin Policy) , you're gonna have to send custom headers with your fetch. It should look something like this:

fetch(someUrl, { mode: 'cors' }).then()

In the above syntax, the additional object is called as options object where you can provide additional Headers or options about the fetch API should work. You can also use { mode: 'no-cors' } for opaque responses.

I hope it helped!

~ Ari

16,701 Points

I found the problem, there is a parentheses in my template literal.