jQuery - load() Method



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


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

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


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


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.


      <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() {
      <p>Click on the button to load result.html file:</p>
      <div id = "stage" style = "background-color:cc0;">
      <input type = "button" id = "driver" value = "Load Data" />

This should produce following result −