Access the JSON Data from an API

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      req=new XMLHttpRequest();"GET",'/json/cats.json',true);
        // Add your code below this line
        // Add your code above this line
  body {
    text-align: center;
    font-family: "Helvetica", sans-serif;
  h1 {
    font-size: 2em;
    font-weight: bold;
  .box {
    border-radius: 5px;
    background-color: #eee;
    padding: 20px 5px;
  button {
    color: white;
    background-color: #4791d0;
    border-radius: 5px;
    border: 1px solid #4791d0;
    padding: 5px 10px 8px 10px;
  button:hover {
    background-color: #0F5897;
    border: 1px solid #0F5897;
<h1>Cat Photo Finder</h1> 
<p class="message box">
  The message will go here
  <button id="getMessage">
    Get Message

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I would like to suggest that you use the newer fetch API. It is alot cleaner imo.

Beware that fetch returns a promise which has to resolve. There is an easy way to wait for a promise: .then.

a req would look like this:

.then(res =>res.json())
.then(data => do something(data))

The arrows are simply arrow functions in case you are wondering. And res.json is necessary to parse the json from req.body. here is a link about fetch.

HI, when you look at the JSON File you can see that Loki is listed here

"id": 2,
"imageLink": "",
"altText": "A ginger cat with one eye closed and mouth in a grin-like expression. Looking very mischievous. ",
"codeNames": [
"The Doctor",

The solution to your question is that you have to access this code, because accessing an array always begins with a 0


Hope that helps.
Cheers Ch