O'Reilly logo

MooTools 1.3 Cookbook by Jay Larry G. Johnston

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Parsing and displaying JSON data

JavaScript Object Notation, JSON, is a simple way to provide complex data that can be passed like a scalar variable during the HTTP post process, which allows it to be passed quite easily.

How to do it...

Prepare a server-side script that will return a JSON object. In our example, we use a very simple JSON object that has one scalar variable containing the string "hello world".

<script type="text/javascript" src="mootools-1.3.0.js"></script> </head> <body> <form action="javascript:" method="get"> <input type="button" id="mybutton" value="JSON!" onclick="myJax.send();"/> </form> <h1 id="json_greeting_div"></h1> <script type="text/javascript"> // request is extended with the Request.JSON class var myJax = new Request.JSON({ ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required