How to implement up and down voting of a particular thread

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If you have used Edureka for a while, you surely have used the function of vote up and down of the question and answer. I notice Edureka uses <a> anchor. But I don't know how to POST the data to server. I think it's JavaScript associated with this <a>, but I can't find it. How can I implement it?
Jun 2, 2020 in Java-Script by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

Yes, JavaScript is involved. There are two parts: Hooking up a handler for the click events on the voting "buttons", and sending data to the server.

Here's a complete example code:

HTML:

<div class="article" data-itemid="427">
<a href="voteup"   class="vote up"  >Up</a>
<a href="votedown" class="vote down">Down</a>
<!-- ...the contents of the item... -->
</div>

JavaScript:

document.addEventListener("click", function(event) {
    // Regardless of the below, we handle the event, so "consume" it
    event.stopPropagation();
    event.preventDefault();

    // Get the anchor element
    var voteLink = event.target.closest("a.vote");
    if (!voteLink) {
        // Didn't find one, bail
        return;
    }

    // See if the vote has already been done or is in progress
    if (voteLink.classList.contains("done") || voteLink.classList.contains("inprogress")) {
        // Ignore the click, possibly tell the user why
        return;
    }

    // Get the vote type
    var voteType = voteLink.classList.contains("up") ? "up" : "down";

    // Get the item we"re voting on
    var item = voteLink.closest(".article");

    // Get its ID
    var itemId = item.getAttribute("data-itemid");

    // If we didn"t get an ID...
    if (!itemId) {
        // ...report error
        return;
    }

    // Mark "in progress" and initiate the vote; action continues
    // in our callbacks below
    voteLink.classList.add("inprogress");

     var body = new FormData();
    body.append("itemId", itemId);
    body.append("voteType", voteType);
    fetch("savevote", {
        method: "POST",
        body:   body
    })
    .then(function(res) {
        if (!res.ok) {
            throw new Error("HTTP error " + res.status);
        }
        return res.text(); // or `res.json()` if you return JSON
    })
    .then(function(data) {
        if (data === "ok") { // Or whatever
            voteLink.classList.add("done");
        } else {
            // Report an error to the user, the server couldn"t record the vote
        }
    })
    .catch(function(error) {
        // Ajax failed, handle/report problem
    })
    .finally(function() {
        // Not in progress anymore
        voteLink.classList.remove("inprogress");
    });
});

 Hope it helps!!

answered Jun 2, 2020 by Niroj
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