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The bodyUsed read-only property of the Body mixin contains a Boolean that indicates whether the body has been read yet.

Syntax

var myBodyUsed = response.bodyUsed;

Value

A Boolean.

Example

In our fetch request example (run fetch request live), we create a new request using the Request.Request constructor, then use it to fetch a JPG. When the fetch is successful, we read a Blob out of the response using blob(), put it into an object URL using URL.createObjectURL, and then set that URL as the source of an <img> element to display the image.

Notice that we log response.bodyUsed to the console once before the response.blob() call and once after. This returns false before and true afterwards, as at that point the body has been read.

HTML Content

<img class="my-image" src="https://wikipedia.org/static/images/project-logos/frwiki-1.5x.png">

JS Content

var myImage = document.querySelector('.my-image');
fetch('https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Delete_key1.jpg').then(function(response) {
    console.log(response.bodyUsed);
    var res = response.blob();
    console.log(response.bodyUsed);
    return res;
}).then(function(response) {
    var objectURL = URL.createObjectURL(response);
    myImage.src = objectURL;
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Fetch
The definition of 'bodyUsed' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support

42

411

Yes

39

342

No

29

283

No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No Yes No No No No

1. From version 41: this feature is behind the Experimental Web Platform Features preference. To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.

2. From version 34: this feature is behind the dom.fetch.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

3. From version 28: this feature is behind the Experimental Web Platform Features preference.

See also

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