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Load text file in JavaScript

By Ajay Patel Jun 02, 2012
Here is simple example for reading a text file using JavaScript.

We use XMLHttpRequest object to read/write data from server side.

This example based on that.

It is simple to understand.

Read Text file from JavaScript 

function read()

     var txtFile = new XMLHttpRequest();"GET", "http://localhost:9122/Text.txt", true);
     txtFile.onreadystatechange = function () 
     if (txtFile.readyState === 4) 
        // Makes sure the document is ready to parse.
        if (txtFile.status === 200) 
             // Makes sure it's found the file.
             document.getElementById("div").innerHTML = txtFile.responseText;  


body onload="read();">
<form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div id="div">