AJAX value sending error

Hi I have problems with the script below. The problem I think lies on data that need to be sent to php via AJAX.


$('.send').live("click", function(){


        data: 'id=' + $(this).attr('id'),
        contentType: 'application/json; charset=utf-8',
        success: function(data) {

            switch (data.status)
                case "a":



                case "b":



        error: function(XMLHttpRequest, textStatus, errorThrown) {

            alert ("error: "+textStatus);


and, PHP

$id = $_REQUEST['id'];

switch ($id) {

    case "foo":

        $data["status"] = "a";
        $data["text"] = "foo-foo";
        echo json_encode($data);


    case "bar":

        $data["status"] = "b";
        $data["text"] = "bar-bar";
        echo json_encode($data);



but, if I do this

//data: 'id=' + $(this).attr('id'),

and change this

$id = 'foo';

the script work just fine. What I need to do to make both script above can work? Thanks in advance.


I will put my comment as an answer.

Apart from using a deprecated jQuery API, what others didn't point out is the following:

What you are doing in the below line:

contentType: 'application/json; charset=utf-8',

is that you are promising the server that the HTTP entity will be a JSON-string, which is not the case. It is actually the usual percentile-encoded string. (a=b&c=d&e=f).

If you remove that line, the browser sends a default value Content-Type as application/x-www-url-form-encoded. That would trigger PHP to parse the HTTP entity as such and give you as the $_REQUEST array properly populated.

change this

data: 'id=' + $(this).attr('id'),


data: {id :  $(this).attr('id')},

also use on here, live is deprecated

$('.send').on("click", function(){

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