Request: destination property

The destination read-only property of the Request interface returns a string describing the type of content being requested.

The string must be one of the audio, audioworklet, document, embed, fencedframe, font, frame, iframe, image, json, manifest, object, paintworklet, report, script, sharedworker, style, track, video, worker or xslt strings, or the empty string, which is the default value.

The destination is used by the user agent to, for example, help determine which set of rules to follow for CORS purposes, or how to navigate any complicated code paths that affect how specific types of request get handled.

These destinations vary substantially in how they operate. Some are data receptacles, where the received data is stored for processing later. Others are script-based, in which case the received data is delivered to a script by calling it and passing the data along. Script-based destinations include <script> elements, as well as any of the Worklet-based destinations (including subclasses like AudioWorklet), and the Worker-based destinations, including ServiceWorker and SharedWorker.


A string which indicates the type of content the request is asking for. This type is much broader than the usual document type values (such as "document" or "manifest"), and may include contextual cues such as "image" or "worker" or "audioworklet".

Possible values are:


The empty string is the default value, and is used for destinations that do not have their own value. This is the value when requests are made using the following APIs (among others):


The target is audio data.


The target is data being fetched for use by an audio worklet.


The target is a document (HTML or XML).


The target is embedded content.


The target is a fenced frame.


The target is a font.


The target is an image.


The target is a JSON file.


The target is a manifest.


The target is an object.


The target is a paint worklet.


The target is a report.


The target is a script.


The target is a service worker.


The target is a shared worker.


The target is a style


The target is an HTML <track>.


The target is video data.


The target is a worker.


The target is an XSLT transform.


In the following snippet, we create a new request using the Request() constructor (for an image file in the same directory as the script), then save the request's destination:

const myRequest = new Request("flowers.jpg");
const myDestination = myRequest.destination; // returns the empty string by default


Fetch Standard
# ref-for-dom-request-destination①

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