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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) jQuery and AJAX The Office Status Project Revisited

Francis N
Francis N
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var callback = function(response) {}; syntax error?

In the Office Status Project video, Dave puts the function inside the get() method instead of naming a variable. I tried to go the variable route but can't seem to get it right. Can someone take a look at my code?

$(document).ready(function() {

  var url = "../data/employees.json";
  var callback = function (response) {
    var statusHTML = '<ul class="bulleted">';
    $.each(response, function(index, employee) {
      if (employee.inoffice === true) {
        statusHTML += '<li class="in">';
      } else {
        statusHTML += '<li class="out">;
      statusHTML += employee.name + '</li>';
    statusHTML += '</ul>';
  $.getJSON(url, callback); //end getJSON
}); //end ready

1 Answer

You are missing a closing quote(') on your else statement.

else {
        statusHTML += '<li class="out">'; //closing quote was missing before the semi-colon

I hope this helps.