I have a few questions regarding the datatypes returned from an ajax request and the manipulation of said data.
To look at the data coming back from the request I have done this:
If I don't specify a dataType in my ajax request then e1 comes back as a Document object containing the data I requested, e2 is the status message, and e3 is the jQuery XmlHttpRequest object. If I specify the dataType as 'json' then e1 is the jQuery XmlHttpRequest object, where as e2 and e3 are nothing. Maybe this is a result of how my web service handles the request, I am not sure.