How to get the jQuery $.ajax error response text?

I am sending an error response to my jQuery.
However, I can not get the response text (in the example below this would be Gone to the beach)

The only thing jQuery says is ‘error’.

See this example for details:

php

<?
    header('HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error');
    print "Gone to the beach"
?>

jQuery

$.ajax({
    type:     "post",
    data:     {id: 0},
    cache:    false,
    url:      "doIt.php",
    dataType: "text",
    error: function (request, error) {
        console.log(arguments);
        alert(" Can't do because: " + error);
    },
    success: function () {
        alert(" Done ! ");
    }
});

Now my result ist:

log:

 [XMLHttpRequest readyState=4 status=500, "error", undefined]

alert:

Can’t do because: error

Any ideas?


Answer

Try:

error: function(xhr, status, error) {
  var err = eval("(" + xhr.responseText + ")");
  alert(err.Message);
}

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