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The json() method of the Body mixin takes a Response stream and reads it to completion. It returns a promise that resolves with the result of parsing the body text as JSON.


response.json().then(function(data) {
  // do something with your data




A promise that resolves with the result of parsing the body text as JSON. This could be anything that can be represented by JSON — an object, an array, a string, a number...


In our fetch json example (run fetch json live), we create a new request using the Request.Request constructor, then use it to fetch a .json file. When the fetch is successful, we read and parse the data using json(), then read values out of the resulting objects as you'd expect and insert them into list items to display our product data.

var myList = document.querySelector('ul');

var myRequest = new Request('products.json');

  .then(function(response) { return response.json(); })
  .then(function(data) {
    for (var i = 0; i < data.products.length; i++) {
      var listItem = document.createElement('li');
      listItem.innerHTML = '<strong>' + data.products[i].Name + '</strong> can be found in ' +
                           data.products[i].Location +
                           '. Cost: <strong>£' + data.products[i].Price + '</strong>';


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'json()' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 42 [1]
(Yes) 39 (39) [2] No support

29 [3]

No support
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support (Yes) No support No support No support No support No support No support

[1] Behind a preference in version 41.

[2] Behind a preference starting with version 34.

[3] Behind a preference in version 28.

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