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The method read-only property of the Request interface contains the request's method (GET, POST, etc.)


var myMethod = request.method;


A ByteString indicating the method of the request.


In the following snippet, we create a new request using the Request.Request() constructor (for an image file in the same directory as the script), then save the method of the request in a variable:

var myRequest = new Request('flowers.jpg');
var myMethod = myRequest.method; // GET


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'method' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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


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

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