Using plain JS in wikipedia API project

Using plain JS in wikipedia API project
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How to make JSONP request in plain JS to avoid CORS error?

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From Wikipedia API Main page:

When you make HTTP requests to the MediaWiki web service API, be sure to specify a User-Agent header that properly identifies your client. Don’t use the default User-Agent provided by your client library, but make up a custom header that identifies your script or service and provides some type of means of contacting you (e.g., an e-mail address).

Looks like you need to include xhr.setRequestHeader( 'Api-User-Agent', 'Example/1.0' ); in your getJSON function.


Already tried, not working, same error.


You must use JSONP trick to overcome the XMLHttpRequest same domain policy error.

var url = ‘’ +
‘action=query&list=search&srsearch=’ + text +
’&srwhat=text&utf8=&format=json&callback=’ + callback;

// calback is the name of function which receive data
// like var callback = ‘wikiSearchDataHandler’;
// and define function like:
// function wikiSearchDataHandler(searchObject) { … }

// this is the JSONP trick
var script = document.createElement(‘script’);
script.type = ‘text/javascript’;
script.src = url;