jQuery - load() Method


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Description

The load( url, data, callback ) method loads data from the server and places the returned HTML into the matched element.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

[selector].load( url, [data], [callback] )

Parameters

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 a map of data that is sent with the request.

  • callback − This optional parameter represents a function that is executed if the request succeeds

Example

Assuming we have following HTML content in result.html file −

<h1>THIS IS RESULT...</h1>

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

<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
		
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("#driver").click(function(event){
               $('#stage').load('result.html');
            });
         });
      </script>
		
   </head>
	
   <body>
	
      <p>Click on the button to load result.html file:</p>
		
      <div id="stage" style="background-color:cc0;">
         STAGE
      </div>
		
      <input type="button" id="driver" value="Load Data" />
		
   </body>
	
</html>

This should produce following result −


jquery-ajax.htm