jQuery - jQuery.get( url, [data], [callback], [type] ) Method



The jQuery.get( url, [data], [callback], [type] ) method loads data from the server using a GET HTTP request.

The method returns XMLHttpRequest object.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

$.get( url, [data], [callback], [type] )


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method:

  • url: A string containing the URL to which the request is sent

  • data:: This optional parameter represents key/value pairs that will be sent to the server.

  • callback:: This optional parameter represents a function to be executed whenever the data is loaded successfully.

  • type:: This optional parameter represents type of data to be returned to callback function: "xml", "html", "script", "json", "jsonp", or "text".


Assuming we have following PHP content in result.php file:

if( $_REQUEST["name"] )
   $name = $_REQUEST['name'];
   echo "Welcome ". $name;

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method:

<title>The jQuery Example</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
  $(document).ready(function() {
             { name: "Zara" },
             function(data) {

   <p>Click on the button to load result.html file:</p>
   <div id="stage" style="background-color:blue;">
   <input type="button" id="driver" value="Load Data" />