This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Secure context

This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The DPR header is a Client Hints header which represents the client device pixel ratio, which is the number of physical device pixels corresponding to every CSS pixel.

Header type Request header, Client hint
Forbidden header name no
CORS-safelisted response header no

Note: Client Hints are accessible only on secure origins (via TLS). Server has to opt in to receive DPR header from the client by sending Accept-CH and Accept-CH-Lifetime response headers.


DPR: <number>


Server first needs to opt in to receive DPR header by sending the response headers Accept-CH containing DPR and Accept-CH-Lifetime.

Accept-CH: DPR
Accept-CH-Lifetime: 86400

Then on subsequent requests the client might send DPR header back:

DPR: 1.0


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Browser compatibility

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See also