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".

Example

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

Specification Status Comment
XMLHttpRequest Living Standard WHATWG living standard

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 7
Notes
Full support 7
Notes
Notes Internet Explorer version 5 and 6 supported ajax calls using ActiveXObject()
Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 1.2WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

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See also

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