Request.referrer

The referrer read-only property of the Request interface is set by the user agent to be the referrer of the Request. (e.g., client, no-referrer, or a URL.)

Note: If referrer's value is no-referrer, it returns an empty string.

Syntax

var myReferrer = request.referrer;

Value

A DOMString representing the request's referrer.

Example

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 referrer in a variable:

var myRequest = new Request('flowers.jpg');
var myReferrer = myRequest.referrer; // returns "about:client" by default

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 42
Full support 42
Full support 41
Disabled
Disabled From version 41: this feature is behind the Experimental Web Platform Features preference. To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.
Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 47IE No support NoOpera Full support 29
Full support 29
Full support 28
Disabled
Disabled From version 28: this feature is behind the Experimental Web Platform Features preference.
Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

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Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

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