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GET

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

Note: Sending body/payload in a GET request may cause some existing implementations to reject the request — while not prohibited by the specification, the semantics are undefined. It is better to just avoid sending payloads in GET requests.

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

Syntax

GET /index.html

Specifications

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

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
GET Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
GET Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Methods/GET