The redirect read-only property of the Request interface contains the mode for how redirects are handled.


var myRedirect = request.redirect;


A RequestRedirect enum value, which can be one the following strings:

  • follow
  • error
  • manual

If not specified when the request is created, it takes the default value of follow.


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 request redirect value in a variable:

var myRequest = new Request('flowers.jpg');
var myCred = myRequest.redirect;


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support46 Yes Yes No Yes No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No46 Yes Yes Yes No5.0

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