Non-standard: 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.

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

document.load() is a part of an old version of the W3C DOM Level 3 Load & Save module. Can be used with XMLDocument.async to indicate whether the request is synchronous or asynchronous (the default). As of at least Gecko 1.9, this no longer supports cross-site loading of documents (Use XMLHttpRequest or fetch() instead).





Return value

None (undefined).


const xmlDoc = document.implementation.createDocument("", "test", null);

function documentLoaded (e) {
  alert(new XMLSerializer().serializeToString(e.target)); // Gives querydata.xml contents as string

xmlDoc.addEventListener("load", documentLoaded, false);


Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also