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AJAX: Status of “0” for an XMLHttpRequest

If you experience getting a status of “0” returned during an XMLHttpRequest, then the problem could be the result of several things. However, a status of “0” for an XMLHttpRequest (XHR) in AJAX quite often indicates a network error or a CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) issue. You might especially see this problem if you’re developing on a local machine, and trying to access a remote resource of some sort, and you probably need to set the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header. Here’s how.

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How to Shorten document.getElementById in JavaScript

After you’ve been writing JavaScript for a while you’ll eventually become aware that it’s a real pain in the neck to keep on typing “document.getElementById”. It takes time to type and, even if you’re using some auto-complete editor feature, it still takes up visual space in your editor and also byte-space in your file. So, is there a better way? Sure there is; it’s the same idea that you’ve probably seen in jQuery or similar libraries, with those mysterious $ signs everywhere. 

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JD Williams

JD Williams Catalogue Store, UK

JD Williams is a retail company that has operated in the UK and Ireland for over 145 years. Founded by James David Williams in 1875 as a mail order business in Manchester, England, JD Williams catalogue company has evolved into a leading direct-to-consumer retailer offering a wide range of products for every type of customer. Although shoppers can still enjoy their traditional JD Williams mail-order catalogues, the company is now an online retail behemoth too, and the JDW website is packed full of fashion and home goods to electrical products, jewellery, toys and games, and much else.

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Debenhams UK

Debenhams UK Department Store

Debenhams is a multinational department store chain. It was founded in London over two hundred years ago, in 1778. Today it now operates in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, and Sweden, and has grown to become one of the largest and best-known department store chains in the world. Offering a wide range of products and services, Debenhams is popular with shoppers of all ages, with clothing to homewares, garden furniture, electrical goods and a host of other well-priced products

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Vertbaudet, UK

Vertbaudet, UK – French-style Children’s Clothes

Vertbaudet is a children’s clothing company based in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in France in 1963 by Michel Gugenheim and his wife, Laurence, as a mail-order business. Several years later, in the 1970s, the company expanded into the UK. The mail-order business still thrives, but with the advent of the Internet, Vertbaudet’s website has since become a popular destination for shoppers seeking high-quality and stylish children’s clothing too.

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B&Q DIY Online Store, UK

B&Q is a British multinational DIY and home improvement retailer that was founded in 1969 in Southampton, England. The company has grown significantly over the years and now operates more than 360 stores in ten countries throughout Europe and Asia. Besides pointing you in the right direction for the widest possible range of DIY and building materials, we will explore the history of B&Q, its business model, and its impact on the DIY and home improvement industry.

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Interflora Flowers

Interflora Flower Service

Interflora is an international flower delivery service that allows customers to send flowers, plants, and gifts to recipients in over 140 countries around the world. With a network of over 55,000 affiliated florists in the majority of countries around the world, Interflora Flowers is one of the largest and most well-known flower delivery companies on the planet. Whatever the occasion, and no matter the destination, you can be almost certain that Interflora can deliver the most amazing of bouquets and floral arrangements.

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Wickes DIY

Wickes DIY Online Store, UK

Wickes DIY is a British home improvement retailer that sells products for home improvement, construction, and garden projects. The company was founded in 1972 by two brothers, Gary and Trevor Wickes, and has since grown to over 200 stores across the United Kingdom. Wickes is known for its wide range of products, including building materials, decorating supplies, furniture, tools, and appliances. Whatever your home improvement project, large or small, Wickes online store is a great place to find the materials and tools you’ll need.

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Majestic Wine, UK

Majestic Wine Store, UK

Majestic Wine is a well-known retail chain in the United Kingdom that specializes in selling a wide range of alcoholic beverages, including wine, champagne, and spirits. The company was founded in 1980 and has since grown to become one of the largest wine retailers in the country, with over 200 stores nationwide. Equally popular is the Majestic online store, offering customers the same wide breadth of choice. Whether you’re looking for an affordable weekend tipple, or top-of-the-range wines for a special occasion, Majestic has you covered!

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Currys, UK

Currys Electronics Store, UK

Currys is one of the leading electronics retailer in the UK, with a long history of providing customers with the latest and greatest products at affordable prices. What may not be quite so commonly known is that Currys electrical store is actually part of the larger Dixons Carphone Warehouse group, which includes the well-known retailers PC World and Carphone Warehouse. Between these brands, there’s almost no electrical product that you won’t find!

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