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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX Concepts A Simple AJAX Example

Alonso Serrano
Alonso Serrano
15,341 Points

Why is camel case used for readyState but not for onreadystatechange?

They're both properties of the XHR object. What gives?

1 Answer

Greg Kaleka
Greg Kaleka
39,019 Points

I have no idea...

However, this stranger on the internet says that events are usually lowercase, while other stuff isn't. Sounds roughly right to me :).

In this specific case, readyState is a property, but onreadystatechange is an event.

Cheers :beers:

-Greg