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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) Programming AJAX Parsing JSON Data

Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token / ... widget.js line 5

here is my code... why am I getting this error

var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
xhr.onreadystatechange = function(){
    if(xhr.readyState === 4){
        if(xhr.status === 200){
            var info = JSON.parse(xhr.responseText);
xhr.open('GET', 'info.json');

4 Answers

Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

Wendell Pulsipher

Sounds like the info.json file isn't a valid JSON file. Have you tried checking the info.json file in jsonlint,com to see if it validates?

Dave McFarland I have to wonder... could it be a browser issue?

I really need help with this right away please.. i have a project to get done

I pasted it into the validator but it ran an error because of the comment in the info.json file, so I took out the comment and now it works fine. Thank you.