XMLHttpRequest.responseText

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The XMLHttpRequest.responseText property returns a DOMString that contains the response to the request as text, or null if the request was unsuccessful or has not yet been sent. The responseText property will have the partial response as it arrives even before the request is complete. If responseType is set to anything other than the empty string or "text", accessing responseText will throw InvalidStateError exception.

Example

var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
xhr.open('GET', '/server', true);

// If specified, responseType must be empty string or "text"
xhr.responseType = 'text';

xhr.onload = function () {
    if (xhr.readyState === xhr.DONE) {
        if (xhr.status === 200) {
            console.log(xhr.response);
            console.log(xhr.responseText);
        }
    }
};

xhr.send(null);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
XMLHttpRequest Living Standard WHATWG living standard

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support ? ? ?[1] ? ?
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ?

[1] Before IE 10, the value of XMLHttpRequest.responseText could be read only once the request was complete.

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/api/xmlhttprequest/responsetext