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As many of you know, DaniWeb now has an API.

It (optionally) uses OAuth 2.0 and it supports both server-side and client-side implementations.

The server-side method I have down pat. However, I had to hack together the clientside implementation, and although it works, I'm not sure it's done "correctly". I wasn't able to find any tutorials on the web about how you're supposed to do it. From what I could tell, every API simply included their own proprietary Javascript-based SDK.

Can any JS experts out there please take a look at my implementation and let me know how to streamline it a bit more? Specifically, in order to fetch an access token, I am calling window.open(), then checking to see if a window.opener exists, then passing the window's location into the window.opener's location, and then setting up a jQuery event listener to see if the URI for window.opener has changed. That doesn't seem quite right to me. I want to replace the whole process with some type of jQuery $.get() call in order to fetch the access token.

http://www.daniweb.com/api/demo/javascript

<h1>DaniWeb API Javascript Demo</h1>
<p id="hello-world"><a href="#" id="click-here" class="button cta-button">Connect to DaniWeb</a></p>
<pre><code></code></pre>            

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
    var access_token;

    $(function() {
        if (window.opener != null && !window.opener.closed)
        {
            // Redirect the hash (which includes the access token) from the OAuth process
            //  to the main window and close the popup
            opener.location.hash = window.location.hash;
            window.close();
        }
        else
        {
            // Event listener for a hash change in the URI
            $(window).on('hashchange', function() {
                if (window.location.hash != '')
                {
                    var string = window.location.hash.substr(1);
                    var query = string.split('&');
                    var param;

                    // Parse the URI hash to fetch the code
                    for (var i = 0; i < query.length; i++)
                    {
                        param = query[i].split('=');
                        if (param[0] == 'access_token')
                        {
                            access_token = param[1];
                            break;
                        }
                    }

                    if (access_token != '')
                    {   
                        // Fetch ME!
                        $.getJSON('http://www.daniweb.com/api/me?access_token=' + access_token + '&callback=?', function(data) {
                            $('code').text($('div#source-code').html());
                            $('p#hello-world').html('<h1>Hi, ' + data.username + '! I know your username because I made a <a href="/api/documentation">JSONP request</a> with jQuery!</h1>');
                        });
                    }
                }
            });

        }       
    }); 

    $('#click-here').bind('click',function() {
        var url = "http://www.daniweb.com/api/oauth/dialog?client_id=1&redirect_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.daniweb.com%2Fapi%2Fdemo%2Fjavascript";
        window.open(url, 'oauth', 'height=460,width=1180');
    });
//-->
</script>
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The other big issue I have with the code (obviously) is that the access token is not available on page load?? And therefore the request using it is in the ready function?? Am I just being really dense????

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Just realized that it doesn't need to be wrapped in the jquery ready function after all. :) Problem fixed.

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This makes much more sense:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
    var client_id = <?= $client_id ?>;
    var access_token;

    if (window.opener != null && !window.opener.closed)
    {
        // Redirect the hash (which includes the access token) from the OAuth process
        //  to the main window and close the popup
        opener.location.hash = window.location.hash;
        window.close();
    }
    else
    {
        // Event listener for a hash change in the URI
        $(window).on('hashchange', function() {
            if (window.location.hash != '')
            {
                var string = window.location.hash.substr(1);
                var query = string.split('&');
                var param;

                // Parse the URI hash to fetch the code
                for (var i = 0; i < query.length; i++)
                {
                    param = query[i].split('=');
                    if (param[0] == 'access_token')
                    {
                        var access_token = param[1];
                        break;
                    }
                }
            }
        });

    }

    if (access_token != '')
    {   
        // Fetch ME!
        $.getJSON('<?= site_url('api/me') ?>?access_token=' + access_token + '&callback=?', function(data) {
            $('code').text($('div#source-code').html());
            $('p#hello-world').html('<h1>Hi, ' + data.username + '! I know your username because I made a <a href="/api/documentation">JSONP request</a> with jQuery!</h1>');
        });
    }

    $('#click-here').bind('click',function() {
        var url = '<?= site_url('api/oauth/dialog') ?>?client_id=' + client_id + '&redirect_uri=' + window.location;
        window.open(url, 'oauth', 'height=460,width=1180');
    });
//-->
</script>
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