responseText Property (IXMLHTTPRequest)

 

Represents the response entity body as a string.

Script Syntax

strValue = oXMLHttpRequest.responseText;  

Example

var xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP.3.0");
xmlhttp.open("GET", "http://localhost/books.xml", false);
xmlhttp.send();
WScript.Echo(xmlhttp.responseText);

Visual Basic Syntax

strValue = oXMLHttpRequest.responseText  

C/C++ Syntax

HRESULT get_responseText(BSTR* pbstrBody);  

Parameters

pbstrBody [out, retval]
The response entity body as a string.

C/C++ Return Values

S_OK
The value returned if successful.

E_PENDING
The value returned if the data is unavailable.

Remarks

Variant. The property is read-only. This property represents only one of several forms in which the HTTP response can be returned.

IXMLHTTP attempts to decode the response into a Unicode string. It assumes the default encoding is UTF-8, but can decode any type of UCS-2 (big or little endian) or UCS-4 encoding as long as the server sends the appropriate Unicode byte-order mark. It does not process the <? XML coding declaration. If you know the response is going to be XML, use the responseXML property for full XML encoding support.

Versioning

Implemented in:

MSXML 3.0, MSXML 6.0

Applies to

IXMLHTTPRequest

See Also

responseBody Property (IXMLHTTPRequest)
responseStream Property (IXMLHTTPRequest)
responseXML Property (IXMLHTTPRequest)