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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Create a callback function

Why is function created outside of $(document).ready() callback not accepted?

Hello, in the "Create a callback function" challenge, I'm ordered to create a function showWeather().

$(document).ready(function() {
  var weatherAPI = 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather';
  var data = {
    q : "Portland,OR",
    units : "metric"

function showWeather(weatherReport) {}

When I create this function outside of the $(document).ready() callback, it's not accepted as a good answer. Why?

1 Answer

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,676 Points

Hi Peter,

The main reason is because the jQuery $.ready function contains code within a closure that your showWeather function has no access to as they're both within 2 different contexts, you would either need to move the variable assignments out of the $.ready function or move showWeather into it.

You can read more about closures over at MDN.