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" 
         src = "https://www.tutorialspoint.com/jquery/jquery-3.6.0.js">
      <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" />

This will produce following result −

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