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readyState Property (DOMDocument)

Indicates the current state of the XML document.

lValue = oXMLDOMDocument.readyState;

Example

The following script example demonstrates the sequence of ready states when asynchronously loading a document.

<script>
var xmldoc;
function Load()
{
   xmldoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.3.0");
   xmldoc.onreadystatechange = CheckState;
   xmldoc.load(URL.value);
   if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {
      var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;
      WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);
   }
}
function CheckState()
{
  var state = xmldoc.readyState;
  RESULTS.innerHTML += "readyState = " + state + "<BR>"
  if (state == 4)
  {
    var err = xmldoc.parseError;
    if (err.errorCode != 0)
      RESULTS.innerHTML += err.reason + "<BR>"
    else RESULTS.innerHTML +="success" + "<BR>"
  }
}
<script>
URL: <input type=text size=60 id=URL>
<input type=button value=LOAD onclick="jscript:Load()">
<div id=RESULTS style= "color:red;font-weight:bold;"></div>


lValue = oXMLDOMDocument.readyState

HRESULT get_readyState(
    long * value);

Parameters

value[out, retval]

The value that indicates the instantiation and download state of the XML document object. It can be one of the following:

LOADING (1)

The load is in progress. Reading persisted properties, but not yet parsing data. For readyState definitions, data should be considered equivalent to binary large object (BLOB) properties.

LOADED (2)

Reading of the persisted properties completed. Reading and parsing data, but the object model is not yet available.

INTERACTIVE (3)

Some data has been read and parsed, and the object model is now available on the partially retrieved data set. Although the object model is available during this state, it is read-only.

COMPLETED (4)

The document has been completely loaded, successfully or unsuccessfully.

S_OK

The value returned if successful.

E_INVALIDARG

The value returned if the value parameter is Null.

Long integer. The property is read-only. It returns a value that indicates the instantiation and download state of the XML document object. The value can be one of the following:

State

Description

LOADING (1)

The load is in progress. Reading persisted properties, but not yet parsing data. For readyState definitions, data should be considered equivalent to binary large object (BLOB) properties.

LOADED (2)

Reading of the persisted properties completed. Reading and parsing data, but the object model is not yet available.

INTERACTIVE (3)

Some data has been read and parsed, and the object model is now available on the partially retrieved data set. Although the object model is available during this state, it is read-only.

COMPLETED (4)

The document has been completely loaded, successfully or unsuccessfully.

This member is an extension of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Document Object Model (DOM).

Implemented in:

MSXML 3.0, MSXML 6.0

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