jQuery Jsonp Function Example

Let's have a closer look at the jQuery .jsonp() function.

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AJAX requests are subject to the same origin policy which means you can only send requests to the same domain. Fortunately, $.ajax() has a property called JSONP (JSON with padding) allows a page to request data from a server in a different domain. It works by wrapping the target data in a JavaScript callback function. It is also worth knowing that the response is not parsed as JSON and can be any JavaScript expression. Lets have a look at an example of the jsonp jQuery function in action. Further Reading »


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Demo: AJAX & JSONP to load data from an external source.

This demo will load the latest pictures tagged "jQuery" from Flickr Public Feed.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>jQuery Function Demo - jQuery4u.com</title>
    <script src="http://www.jquery4u.com/function-demos/js/jquery-1.6.4.min.js"></script>
    <script src="http://www.jquery4u.com/scripts/function-demos-script.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

    var JQFUNCS =
            /* ------------------------------ jsonp Demo ------------------------------ */
                run: function(id)
                    var demobox = $('#'+id);
                    demobox.html('<img id="loading" src="/function-demos/images/loading.gif" />');
                      tags: "jquery",
                      tagmode: "any",
                      format: "json"
                    function(data) {
                      $.each(data.items, function(i,item){
                        demobox.append('<a href="'+item.link+'" target="_blank"><img style="max-width:150px;" src="'+item.media.m+'" alt="'+item.title+'" title="'+item.title+'" />');
                        if ( i == 10 ) return false;
                      $('#'+id+' #loading').hide();

                reset: function(id)



<p class="example">Demo: AJAX & JSONP to load data from an external source.</p>
<p>This demo will load the latest pictures tagged "jQuery" from Flickr Public Feed.</p>
<p><a href="#" id="jsonp-demobtn" class="demobtn btn actionr">Run Demo</a> <a href="#" id="jsonp-codebtn" class="codebtn btn actionr">View Code</a> <a href="#" id="jsonp-resetbtn" class="resetbtn btn actionr" style="display: none;">Reset</a></p>
<div class="demoarea" id="jsonp" style="display:inline-block"></div>

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