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The address property also has nested property/value pairs. To get the value of the
state, you would say car.owner.address.state .
JSON structure must be syntactically correct or the JavaScript eval() will not be
able to evaluate properly, all strings quoted, curly braces lined up. It appears that
if you want to create an array of hashes, the syntax requires an object notation
rather than array notation; that is, use curly braces on the outside of the whole
structure, not [ ].
Ajax Program with JSON and eval()
<head><title>Reading from an JSON file</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
function makeRequest() {
var httpRequest;
if (window.XMLHttpRequest) { // Mozilla, Safari, ...
httpRequest = new XMLHttpRequest();
if (httpRequest.overrideMimeType) {
else if (window.ActiveXObject) { // IE
try {
httpRequest = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
catch (e) {
try {
httpRequest = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
catch (e) {}
if (!httpRequest) {
alert('Giving up :( Cannot create an XMLHTTP instance');
return false;
httpRequest.onreadystatechange = function() {
getXMLContents(httpRequest); };'GET', "file:///C:/wamp/www/ajaxCar.json",
/* Check that you use the correct URL for your browser. IE
wanted “http://localhost/ajaxCar.json”. Firefox complained
about the a not well-formed .json file */
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