Raymond Raymond

Chrome: Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected end of input

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When developing web applications, I encounter the following error:

Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected end of input

The cause of this error can vary and I will share one of the 'stupid' error I made and the resolution.

The culprit

The following line of code actually caused the error in my scenario:

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To fix the error, we just need to change the double quotes in the function to single quote:

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Other causes

There can be many other causes. One of the common cause can be missing closing bracket '}' in your JavaScript code. To debug the code, it can be time-consuming and I would recommend using elimination strategy to comment/uncomment function code to find the culprit. 

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