hi how can i get json from a URL using javascript


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I am trying to build a browser extension with key functionality including fetching a text input from html pages and concat it with a URL and fetch json from that concated URL.

I want to know how to fetch json from a URL to a variable using JavaScript.

This is the html script to grab the user inserted text.

<input type="text" id="search" name="Name" maxlength="10" class="searchField" autocomplete="off" title="" ><br>
<p align="center">
<button type="button" id="srchbutton" style="background-color:Thistle;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;display:block;margin-top:22%;margin-bottom:%"> Search</button>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="thanq.js">
    var button= document.getElementById('srchbutton');
    button.onclick= linkprocess();
    console.log("hi there");

and this is the JavaScript in which I am trying to access the json from URL.

var oldlink='URL';
var newlink;
function linkprocess(links){
    var text= document.getElementById('search');

You can use xmlhttp request in pure javascript to do this. Take a look at this w3 schools article: JSON Http Request

To simplify the code written, you could you jQuerys $.get() or $.ajax() methods once you are comfortable with the mechanism.