What is the difference between jQuery.load() and jQuery.get() methods in jQuery?

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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 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>

Example

The following is the code snippet showing the usage of this method.

   <head>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
       
      <script>
         $(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>

jQuery get() method

The jQuery.get( url, [data], [callback], [type] ) method loads data from the server using a GET HTTP request.

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 key/value pairs that will be sent to the server.
  • callback − This optional parameter represents a function to be executed whenever the data is loaded successfully.
  • type − This optional parameter represents type of data to be returned to callback function: "xml", "html", "script", "json", "jsonp", or "text".

Let’s say we have the following PHP content in result.php file,

<html>
   <?php
    if( $_REQUEST["name"] ) {

      $name = $_REQUEST['name'];
      echo "Welcome ". $name;
    }
   ?>
</html>

Example

The following is the code snippet showing the usage of this method −

   <head>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
       
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
           
            $("#driver").click(function(event){
               $.get(
                  "result.php",
                  { name: "Zara" },
                  function(data) {
                     $('#stage').html(data);
                  }
               );
            });
               
         });
      </script>    
   </head>
   
   <body>
   
      <p>Click on the button to load result.html file</p>
       
      <span id = "stage" style = "background-color:#cc0;">
         STAGE
      </span>
       
      <div><input type = "button" id = "driver"
         value = "Load Data" /></div>
   
   </body>
raja
Published on 21-Dec-2017 11:38:19
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