[thelist] JavaScript/Ajax - responseText and IE question

Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) peter at easylistbox.com
Thu Mar 2 12:54:22 CST 2006

And if that doesn't work, try text/html or text/xml.


 From: Mark Baldwin mark.baldwin at attensa.com

If toString isn't working, you might try explicitly setting the 
content type header in your php code:
header("Content-type: text/plain");

and see if that gets you anywhere.


On Mar 2, 2006, at 10:33 AM, Tom Dell'Aringa wrote:
> If you mean capital R - didn't work. Turns out I overstated the 
> problem. This is the deal:
> when response.responseText comes back, I can alert it as a valid 
> string, even in IE. But when I go
> to apply that as innerHTML - that is when I get the error - so this 
> is failing:
> response = request.ResponseText; <-- this is okay
> m = document.getElementById('msg');
> m.innerHTML = response; <-- this errors out!?!?!
> For some reason IE does not like the string of text? I tried 
> toString() with no luck...
> --- Peter Brunone wrote:
>> I had that problem with ELB a while back.
>> Try request.ResponseText for IE.
>> And yes, I'm serious.

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