Cross-origin resource sharing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "CORS relationship to JSONP
CORS can be used as a modern alternative to the JSONP pattern. While JSONP supports only the GET request method, CORS also supports other types of HTTP requests. Using CORS enables a web programmer to use regular XMLHttpRequest, which supports better error handling than JSONP. On the other hand, JSONP works on legacy browsers which preclude CORS support. CORS is supported by most modern web browsers. Also, whilst JSONP can cause XSS issues where the external site is compromised, CORS allows websites to manually parse responses to ensure security."