How to use the Fetch API to get HTML response in JavaScript

JavaScript Fetch API is a modern and versatile alternative to traditional XMLHttpRequest (XHR) object for making network requests. It also supports promises, making it easier to write asynchronous code.

The Response object returned by the fetch() method contains the information about the request and the response of the network request, including headers, status codes, and status messages.

The Response object provides several methods to access the response body like json(), text(), and more. You can use the text() method to get the response as an HTML string.

Here is an example that downloads the Google homepage as an HTML string and prints it on the console:

  .then(res => res.text())
  .then(res => console.log(res))
  .catch(err => console.error(err))

The text() method returns the response body as a string. Read this article to learn more about Fetch API response formats.

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