jQuery - ajaxError( callback ) Method



The ajaxError( callback ) method attaches a function to be executed whenever an AJAX request fails. This is an Ajax Event.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

$(document).ajaxError( callback )


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

  • callback: The function to execute. The XMLHttpRequest and settings used for that request are passed as arguments to this function. A third argument, an exception object, is passed if an exception occured while processing the request.


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() {
          /* Assume result.text does not exist. */

      $(document).ajaxError(function(event, request, settings ){
          $("#stage2").html("<h1>Error in loading page.</h1>");
   <p>Click on the button to load result.text file:</p>
   <div id="stage1" style="background-color:blue;">
          STAGE - 1
   <div id="stage2" style="background-color:blue;">
          STAGE - 2
   <input type="button" id="driver" value="Load Data" />