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The preloadResponse read-only property of the FetchEvent interface returns the Request that triggered the event handler.


var expectedResponse = FetchEvent.preloadResponse;


A PreloadResponse promise.


This code snippet is from the navigation preload page. The ServiceWorkerGlobalScope.onfetch event handler listens for the fetch event. When fired, FetchEvent.respondWith(any value) returns a promise back to the controlled page. This promise resolves to the first matching URL request in the Cache object. If no match is found, the code checks for a preloaded response. Else it fetches a response from the network.

addEventListener('fetch', event => {
  event.respondWith(async function() {
    // Respond from the cache if we can
    const cachedResponse = await caches.match(event.request);
    if (cachedResponse) return cachedResponse;

    // Else, use the preloaded response, if it's there
    const response = await event.preloadResponse;
    if (response) return response;

    // Else try the network.
    return fetch(event.request);


Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'FetchEvent' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 59Edge Full support 18Firefox ? IE No support NoOpera Full support 46Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 59Chrome Android Full support 59Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support 43Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 7.0


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