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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

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