Response.type

The type read-only property of the Response interface contains the type of the response. It can be one of the following:

  • basic: Normal, same origin response, with all headers exposed except “Set-Cookie” and “Set-Cookie2″.
  • cors: Response was received from a valid cross-origin request. Certain headers and the body may be accessed.
  • error: Network error. No useful information describing the error is available. The Response’s status is 0, headers are empty and immutable. This is the type for a Response obtained from Response.error().
  • opaque: Response for “no-cors” request to cross-origin resource. Severely restricted.
  • opaqueredirect: The fetch request was made with redirect: "manual". The Response's status is 0, headers are empty, body is null and trailer is empty.

Note: An "error" Response never really gets exposed to script: such a response to a fetch() would reject the promise.

Syntax

var myType = response.type;

Value

A ResponseType string indicating the type of the response.

Example

In our Fetch Response example (see Fetch Response live) we create a new Request object using the Request() constructor, passing it a JPG path. We then fetch this request using fetch(), extract a blob from the response using Body.blob, create an object URL out of it using URL.createObjectURL, and display this in an <img>.

Note that at the top of the fetch() block we log the response type to the console.

var myImage = document.querySelector('img');

var myRequest = new Request('flowers.jpg');

fetch(myRequest).then(function(response) {
  console.log(response.type); // returns basic by default
  response.blob().then(function(myBlob) {
    var objectURL = URL.createObjectURL(myBlob);
    myImage.src = objectURL;
  });
});

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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See also