Archive for June 27, 2012

Object doesn’t support this property or method XMLHttpRequest error – FIX


I was getting “object doesn’t support this property or method jquery” error when I was initializing

var request = new XMLHttpRequest();

Reason :-

  • This is a problem with Internet Explorer browser (ActiveX to be precise)

Fix :-

  • If the browser is detected as Internet Explorer, load ActiveX instead of XMLHttpRequest
  • Below condition check would solve the problem

var request;

if ($.browser.msie) {

request = new ActiveXObject(“Microsoft.XMLHTTP”);

} else {

request = new XMLHttpRequest();