This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Returns the response body of an XDomainRequest as a string.

Note: This property is valid during the XDomainRequest.onprogress and XDomainRequest.onload events.


var response = xdr.responseText;

This sets response to contain the response body of the request, as a string.


var response = xdr.responseText;


Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
XDomainRequest No support No support 8.0
No support 9.0
No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
XDomainRequest No support No support ? No support No support

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