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Compability: Internet Explorer


This property indicates the current state of the XML document.

This property is read-only and returns one of the following values indicating the instantiation and download state of the XML document.

  • LOADING(1)
    loading in progress; reading persisted properties but not yet started parsing data. For purposes of the standard readyState definitions, data should be considered equivalent to BLOB properties.
  • LOADED(2)
    reading of persisted properties completed; reading and parsing data, but the object model is not yet available.
    some data has been read and parsed, and the object model is available on the partially received data set. The object model at this stage is read-only.
    the document has been completely loaded, successfully or unsuccessfully.