When running the code

$.getJSON('http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/4', function(data) {
    // Do some stuff here....

I get the error

Failed to load resource

Am I accessing this wrong?

  • You're probably hitting some XSS blocks. Commented May 21, 2010 at 22:17
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    @Kevin: So what should I do differently?
    – Kredns
    Commented May 21, 2010 at 22:25

2 Answers 2


I suspect your problem (as I commented) is XSS related.

Try using JSONP instead of raw JSON; we just added support for the jsonp parameter.

  • uh, i thought it would not be supported on v1.0 API (i remember a dev.meta post about that), good! Commented May 23, 2010 at 12:17
  • Sweet! Just what I needed. I suggest that the jsonp parameter be added to the global parameters list here stackapps.com/questions/1/api-documentation-and-help
    – Greg Bray
    Commented May 27, 2010 at 19:52
  • Nevermind... I updated it. I keep forgetting everything is a wiki :-P
    – Greg Bray
    Commented May 27, 2010 at 20:02

As Kevin says, XSS. Try this instead:

$.getJSON("http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?jsonp=?", function(data){

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