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#11426 closed bug (fixed)

Opened March 01, 2012 09:12PM UTC

Closed March 07, 2012 02:39PM UTC

Last modified October 18, 2012 01:50PM UTC

jQuery.ajax() always fails when requesting JPG images in IE

Reported by: Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.7.2
Component: ajax Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:
  • jQuery version: all (verified bug exists in 1.7.1)
  • Affected browsers: IE (tested IE6-9). Doesn't happen in any other browser.

$.ajax() executes the error callback instead of the success callback when a request is made for a jpeg in IE.

The exception is:

'Could not complete the operation due to error c00ce514.'

Minimal repro case URL:

The exception is thrown in the ajaxTransport definition for XHR, in the callback function. It is caused by attempting to access XmlHttpRequest.responseText when the response is binary JPEG data (doesn't affect GIF or PNG). This is line 8148 of jquery-1.7.1.js:

status = xhr.status;
responseHeaders = xhr.getAllResponseHeaders();
responses = {};
xml = xhr.responseXML;

// Construct response list
if ( xml && xml.documentElement /* #4958 */ ) {
    responses.xml = xml;
responses.text = xhr.responseText; //IE exception thrown here

// Firefox throws an exception when accessing
// statusText for faulty cross-domain requests
try {
    statusText = xhr.statusText;
} catch( e ) {
    // We normalize with Webkit giving an empty statusText
    statusText = "";

The solution I'd recommend is to simply wrap the call to xhr.responseText with a try/catch, where the catch block sets responses.text to null. While this wouldn't fix the inability to access the binary data (IE's javascript doesn't seem to be able handle the binary data from responseBody in general), it would at least behave correctly in other regards- calling the success handler, and allowing access to the response headers (which can be very useful for transmitting metadata along with images).

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Changed March 07, 2012 02:39PM UTC by jaubourg comment:1

resolution: → fixed
status: newclosed

Fixes #11426: getting the responseText of an xhr should be tried/caught because of IE's inability to give access to binary data. Unit test added.

Changeset: 484cea1b5651d215a24d3a6827663a4e16a6a253

Changed March 07, 2012 02:41PM UTC by jaubourg comment:2

component: unfiledajax
milestone: None1.7.2
priority: undecidedlow

Changed October 18, 2012 01:50PM UTC by anonymous comment:3