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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Make a JSONP request

Christopher Woodward
Christopher Woodward
6,840 Points

Using 'var' instead of 'const'?

This exercise reports incorrect if I use const when declaring the weatherAPI url, isn't the rule to start with 'const' if the variable doesn't need to be changed?

weather.js
$(document).ready(function() {
  var weatherAPI = ;

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

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,636 Points

This course was released in 2014 so the validation mechanism probably doesn't accept ES2015 syntax.

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,313 Points

You did good. Just simply delete the equal to and semicolon symbols. You need this var weatherAPI.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,636 Points

The "best practice" would be to keep the semicolon.

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,313 Points

You're right, it works. I tried solved first task without equal to and semicolon.

Christopher Woodward
Christopher Woodward
6,840 Points

Thank you, wasn't sure if it was just dated or if there was something AJAX/jQuery related that I was missing.