The HTTP GET method requests a representation of the specified resource. Requests using GET should only retrieve data.

Request has body No
Successful response has body Yes
Safe Yes
Idempotent Yes
Cacheable Yes
Allowed in HTML forms Yes


GET /index.html


Specification Title
RFC 7231, section 4.3.1: GET Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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