<< Chapter < Page Chapter >> Page >

The only new code in Listing 1 is the fifth line, which declares that afile named Asg.js contains JavaScript code that may be called by JavaScript code in the HTML file. Otherwise, the code in Listing 1 simply creates a JavaScript object and displays its contents. You have seen codelike that before.

Call a function named objToStr

The second statement in Listing 2 is new to this module. This statement calls a JavaScript function named objToStr passing the JavaScript object as a parameter.

Listing 2 . Call a function named objToStr.
document.write("<br/>Transform JavaScript object " + "into a JSON string.");var jsonstring = objToStr(obj01);

When the JavaScript interpreter encounters this statement, it searches the current file ( Asg.htm ) for a function having that name. When it doesn't find the function in the current file, itsearches the file named Asg.js , which was declared in Listing 1 . It finds the function in that file (see Listing 5 ) and executes it.

The function named objToStr

The code in the function named objToStr is straightforward. You have seen code like this before. After announcing that it has been called,the objToStr function calls the JSON.stringify method to create and return a JSON string based on the contents of theJavaScript object.

Call a function named strToObj

Returning to the code in the file named Asg.htm , the third statement in Listing 3 calls a function named strToObj passing the JSON string as a parameter.

Listing 3 . Call a function named strToObj.
document.write( "<br/>Display JSON string " + jsonstring );document.write("<br/>Transform the JSON string " + "into a JavaScript object.");var obj02 = strToObj(jsonstring);

The function named strToObj is also shown in Listing 5 . The code in this function is also straightforward and you have seen codelike this before. The strToObj function calls the JSON.parse method to create and return a JavaScript object based on the contents of the JSON string.

Following that, the code in the file named Asg.htm simply displays the contents of the JavaScript object. You can view that code in Listing 4 .

Run the program

I encourage you to copy the code from Listing 4 and Listing 5 and execute it by opening the HTML file in your browser. Experiment with the code,making changes, and observing the results of your changes. Make certain that you can explain why your changes behave as they do.


This section contains a variety of miscellaneous information.

Housekeeping material
  • Module name: Json0140-External JavaScript Functions
  • File: Json0140.htm
  • Published: 11/02/14

Financial : Although the Connexions site makes it possible for you to download a PDF file for thismodule at no charge, and also makes it possible for you to purchase a pre-printed version of the PDF file, you should beaware that some of the HTML elements in this module may not translate well into PDF.

I also want you to know that, I receive no financial compensation from the Connexions website even if you purchase the PDF version of the module.

In the past, unknown individuals have copied my modules from cnx.org, converted them to Kindle books, and placed them for sale on Amazon.com showing me as the author. Ineither receive compensation for those sales nor do I know who does receive compensation. If you purchase such a book, please beaware that it is a copy of a module that is freely available on cnx.org and that it was made and published withoutmy prior knowledge.

Affiliation : I am a professor of Computer Information Technology at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.

Complete program listings

Complete listings of the HTML file and the JavaScript file are shown below.

Listing 4 . The HTML file named Asg.htm.
<!DOCTYPE html><html><head><title>ITSE 1356</title><script type='text/javascript' src='Asg.js'></script></head><body><script>var obj01 = {name:"Bill",age:31}; document.write("<br/>Display keys in object: "); for (var key in obj01) {if (obj01.hasOwnProperty(key)) { document.write(key + " ");}//end if }//end for loopdocument.write("<br/>Display values in object: "); document.write(obj01.name + ", " + obj01.age);document.write("<br/>Transform JavaScript object " + "into a JSON string.");var jsonstring = objToStr(obj01);document.write( "<br/>Display JSON string " + jsonstring );document.write("<br/>Transform the JSON string " + "into a JavaScript object.");var obj02 = strToObj(jsonstring);document.write("<br/>Display values in object: "); document.write(obj02.name + ", " + obj02.age);document.write("<br/>Display keys in object: ");; for (var key in obj02) {if (obj02.hasOwnProperty(key)) { document.write(key + " ");}//end if }//end for loop</script></body></html>
Listing 5 . The JavaScript file named Asg.js.
function objToStr(obj){ document.write("<br/><br/>In objToStr<br/>"); var str = JSON.stringify(obj);return str; }function strToObj(str){ document.write("<br/><br/>In strToObj<br/>"); var obj = JSON.parse(str);return obj; }


Questions & Answers

Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
Privacy Information Security Software Version 1.1a
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
QuizOver.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!

Source:  OpenStax, Introduction to xml. OpenStax CNX. Dec 02, 2014 Download for free at https://legacy.cnx.org/content/col11207/1.18
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Introduction to xml' conversation and receive update notifications?