AJAX - Server Response


Server Response

To get the response from a server, use the responseText or responseXML property of the XMLHttpRequest object.

Property Description
responseText get the response data as a string
responseXML get the response data as XML data

The responseText Property

If the response from the server is not XML, use the responseText property.

The responseText property returns the response as a string, and you can use it accordingly:

Example

document.getElementById("myDiv").innerHTML=xmlhttp.responseText;

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The responseXML Property

If the response from the server is XML, and you want to parse it as an XML object, use the responseXML property:

Example

Request the file cd_catalog.xml and parse the response:

xmlDoc=xmlhttp.responseXML;
txt="";
x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("ARTIST");
for (i=0;i<x.length;i++)
  {
  txt=txt + x[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue + "<br>";
  }
document.getElementById("myDiv").innerHTML=txt;

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