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Example 4
(function(){ //opens the closure
//definition of private object Animal
var Animal= function(){
this.name="";
};
Animal.prototype={
getAnimal : function(code){
//AJAX call to get the description
$.ajax({
url : "getDescription.json",
dataType : "json",
data : JSON.stringify({"code" : code}),
success : function(response){
this.name=response;
}
});
}
};
//myLib public interface
window.myLib = {
selector : null,
initialize : function(){
//public property instantiates an instance of Animal
this.selector= new Animal();
},
selectAnimal : function(code){
this.selector.getAnimal(code);
return this.selector.name;
}
};
})(); //closes the closure
//initializes selector publicly
window.myLib.initialize();
//Call selectAnimal publicly
//Returns 'Dog'
window.myLib.selectAnimal("d");
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