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="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
      <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 −