GET

The HTTP GET method requests a representation of the specified resource. Requests using GET should only be used to request data (they shouldn't incude data).

Note: Sending body/payload in a GET request may cause some existing implementations to reject the request — while not prohibited by the specification, the semantics are undefined. It is better to just avoid sending payloads in GET requests.

Request has body No
Successful response has body Yes
Safe Yes
Idempotent Yes
Cacheable Yes
Allowed in HTML forms Yes

Syntax

GET /index.html

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7231, section 4.3.1: GET Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
GETChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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See also