The Access-Control-Request-Method request header is used when issuing a preflight request to let the server know which HTTP method will be used when the actual request is made. This header is necessary as the preflight request is always an OPTIONS and doesn't use the same method as the actual request.

Header type Request header
Forbidden header name yes


Access-Control-Request-Method: <method>


One of the HTTP request methods, for example GET, POST, or DELETE.


Access-Control-Request-Method: POST


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'Access-Control-Request-Method' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari Servo
Basic Support4123.510124?
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic Support2.1(Yes)(Yes)1.0(Yes)123.2

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