Amandeep Pasricha14,929 Points
Why do we need an if statement for the status code if we are already applying a try and catch block to the code?
If we already have a try and catch block for errors, why do we need to add one for responses?
Wouldn't the catch code catch the error and then we would output the error.message.
What's the point of the try and catch then if we need an if statement for response errors?
Tobias Edwards11,557 Points
Before the if-statement for the status code, we have:
- The first try-catch block will catch errors in visiting the URL e.g. problems with the URL
- The second try-catch block within the
response.onblock will catch errors thrown by
Why have an if-else condition to check for status codes? e.g. suppose we enter a valid URL, and pass a valid username. But, the treehouse website is down, and so will throw a 500 error! Our code will catch the error and say the problem is that the data couldn't be parsed. This is wrong - the actual error that should have been outputted is "500 error".
I had the same question as you, and this is what I thought of? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
TLDR; The if-else condition is needed to catch and display the appropriate error message.