responseText Property (IXMLHTTPRequest)
Represents the response entity body as a string.
Variant. The property is read-only. This property represents only one of several forms in which the HTTP response can be returned.
IXMLHTTP attempts to decode the response into a Unicode string. It assumes the default encoding is UTF-8, but can decode any type of UCS-2 (big or little endian) or UCS-4 encoding as long as the server sends the appropriate Unicode byte-order mark. It does not process the <? XML coding declaration. If you know the response is going to be XML, use the responseXML property for full XML encoding support.