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The HTTP TRACE method performs a message loop-back test along the path to the target resource, providing a useful debugging mechanism.

The final recipient of the request should reflect the message received, excluding some fields described below, back to the client as the message body of a 200 (OK) response with a Content-Type of message/http. The final recipient is either the origin server or the first server to receive a Max-Forwards value of 0 in the request.

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

Syntax

TRACE /index.html

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7231, section 4.3.8: TRACE Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

Browser compatibility

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TRACEChrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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