Consuming JSON from External Sources using Javascript

First you need a handy function to do the GET request.

function httpGet(theUrl) {
var xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest();"GET", theUrl, false);
return xmlHttp.responseText;

Next you simply evaluate the text.

var jsonstring = httpGet("");
var jsonvalue = eval("(" + jsonstring + ")");

Then you access the properties and place them on your page.

document.getElementById("placeholder").innerHTML =;

For more information here is an introduction to JSON.

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