Fetch JSON from a URL, regardless if the GET returns JSON or HTML. In the case of the latter, JSON-LD will be extracted, if present. We believe in an open Internet of Things.
In the scheme of Things (pun intended)
What's in a name?
Cormorants are a family of aquatic birds well adapted for diving to catch fish in their long, slender bill which is hooked in an Angular kind of way. In its client-side habitat, cormorant.js will commonly dive into pools created by beaver.js in search of linked data, adeptly swimming from URL to URL, to collect its prey: JSON-LD.
Cormorants are also known as shags. If you’ve read our other mascot stories, at this point you may be surprised that we didn’t play on the shag & beaver theme. We could have, but it seems rather tame once you discover the mechanics of how that goes down for our other mascot, the cuttlefish!
Include the above in a .js file, and then source both that file and cormorant.js in an HTML file. Upon running the HTML file, the JSON-LD embedded in reelyactive.com will be output to the console.
In future, cormorant will recursively fetch JSON from URLs contained in the preceding fetch. If you're developing with cormorant, check out:
- our angular-style-guide for development
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