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XMLHttpRequest.statusText

The read-only XMLHttpRequest.statusText property returns a DOMString containing the response's status message as returned by the HTTP server. Unlike XMLHTTPRequest.status which indicates a numerical status code, this property contains the text of the response status, such as "OK" or "Not Found". If the request's readyState is in UNSENT or OPENED state, the value of statusText will be an empty string.

If the server response doesn't explicitly specify a status text, statusText will assume the default value "OK".

Note: Responses over an HTTP/2 connection will always have a empty string as status message as HTTP/2 does not support them.

Value

A string.

Examples

var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
console.log('0 UNSENT', xhr.statusText);

xhr.open('GET', '/server', true);
console.log('1 OPENED', xhr.statusText);

xhr.onprogress = function () {
  console.log('3 LOADING', xhr.statusText);
};

xhr.onload = function () {
  console.log('4 DONE', xhr.statusText);
};

xhr.send(null);

/**
 * Outputs the following:
 *
 * 0 UNSENT
 * 1 OPENED
 * 3 LOADING OK
 * 4 DONE OK
 */

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
statusText
1
12
1
7
Internet Explorer version 5 and 6 supported ajax calls using ActiveXObject()
≤12.1
1.2
1
18
4
≤12.1
1
1.0

See also

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