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json_encode & header() problem - El Forum - 04-25-2012

I have a function that handles an ajax/json request and responds with a string containing html. It contains the following code.

header('Content-Type: application/json');
echo json_encode($response); //send the response to the caller

When I the ajax call is made a "Opening validateAdd" dialog box opens up where validateAdd is the name of the ajax handler. I have worked with json before but have not seen this problem. Any ideas?

If I remove the header line the ajax json request completes but with an error as the header shows plain text and the ajax code expected json.

json_encode & header() problem - El Forum - 04-25-2012

I also tried the following with the same result ...


This dialog box that pops up happens with both windows and mac browsers.

json_encode & header() problem - El Forum - 04-25-2012

Do you have code that executes below your echo json_encode() that is perhaps outputting something or setting another header? try putting "exit();" immediately after you echo the json out.