I’ve developed the Random Quote Machine as an Express.js app in local. I copy-pasted my code on CodePen to submit my work for the challenge and it seems that the page isn’t sending requests. I’ve been trying to
The app was designed around
quotesondesign's API and it works on localhost!
XMLHttpRequest.onerror gets fired instead of
I tried forismatic’s API https://forismatic.com/en/api/ but I couldn’t get it to work, neither on codepen nor on localhost. I think I’m missing something, but I don’t know what!
Looks like a cross-origin issue. Try adding this to the start of the URL on your API call https://cors-anywhere.herokuapp.com/
Have you tried changing your http request to an https request? I just did and your app worked for me.
Both solution helped! I tried to use
https before but it was receiving the same quote every time. I luckily found another Pen which used the same API and he adds a random number at the end of the request URL: I guess CodePen caches the response and that was preventing new quotes to come in?
I changed a bit and used
Math.random() * 1000000 instead of
new Date.getTime() / 1000 and now it’s working!
Tomorrow I’ll check if I can set some cache headers and make it work without the random number, thanks for now!