jQuery JSON response always triggers a ParseError

Maybe I’m misunderstanding, but couldn’t you set the dataType to text and JSON.parse() the returned data?

success: function(data) {
    data = JSON.parse(data);
    // process data

Edited to add generally agreed upon solution (previously a comment only):

I just took a look at api.jquery.com/jQuery.ajax and it looks like with jQuery 1.5 you can do a type conversion of sorts. “multiple, space-separated values: As of jQuery 1.5, jQuery can convert a dataType from what it received in the Content-Type header to what you require. For example, if you want a text response to be treated as XML, use “text xml” for the dataType.” Maybe you can try “text json”.

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