chrome.webRequest

Description: Use the chrome.webRequest API to observe and analyze traffic and to intercept, block, or modify requests in-flight.
Availability: Since Chrome 17.
Permissions: "webRequest"
host permissions

Manifest

You must declare the "webRequest" permission in the extension manifest to use the web request API, along with host permissions for any hosts whose network requests you want to access. If you want to use the web request API in a blocking fashion, you need to request the "webRequestBlocking" permission in addition. For example:

      {
        "name": "My extension",
        ...
        "permissions": [
          "webRequest",
          "*://*.google.com/"
        ],
        ...
      }
      

Life cycle of requests

The web request API defines a set of events that follow the life cycle of a web request. You can use these events to observe and analyze traffic. Certain synchronous events will allow you to intercept, block, or modify a request.

The event life cycle for successful requests is illustrated here, followed by event definitions:
Life cycle of a web request from the perspective of the webrequest API

onBeforeRequest (optionally synchronous)
Fires when a request is about to occur. This event is sent before any TCP connection is made and can be used to cancel or redirect requests.
onBeforeSendHeaders (optionally synchronous)
Fires when a request is about to occur and the initial headers have been prepared. The event is intended to allow extensions to add, modify, and delete request headers (*). The onBeforeSendHeaders event is passed to all subscribers, so different subscribers may attempt to modify the request; see the Implementation details section for how this is handled. This event can be used to cancel the request.
onSendHeaders
Fires after all extensions have had a chance to modify the request headers, and presents the final (*) version. The event is triggered before the headers are sent to the network. This event is informational and handled asynchronously. It does not allow modifying or cancelling the request.
onHeadersReceived (optionally synchronous)
Fires each time that an HTTP(S) response header is received. Due to redirects and authentication requests this can happen multiple times per request. This event is intended to allow extensions to add, modify, and delete response headers, such as incoming Set-Cookie headers. The caching directives are processed before this event is triggered, so modifying headers such as Cache-Control has no influence on the browser's cache. It also allows you to redirect the request.
onAuthRequired (optionally synchronous)
Fires when a request requires authentication of the user. This event can be handled synchronously to provide authentication credentials. Note that extensions may provide invalid credentials. Take care not to enter an infinite loop by repeatedly providing invalid credentials.
onBeforeRedirect
Fires when a redirect is about to be executed. A redirection can be triggered by an HTTP response code or by an extension. This event is informational and handled asynchronously. It does not allow you to modify or cancel the request.
onResponseStarted
Fires when the first byte of the response body is received. For HTTP requests, this means that the status line and response headers are available. This event is informational and handled asynchronously. It does not allow modifying or cancelling the request.
onCompleted
Fires when a request has been processed successfully.
onErrorOccurred
Fires when a request could not be processed successfully.
The web request API guarantees that for each request either onCompleted or onErrorOccurred is fired as the final event with one exception: If a request is redirected to a data:// URL, onBeforeRedirect is the last reported event.

(*) Note that the web request API presents an abstraction of the network stack to the extension. Internally, one URL request can be split into several HTTP requests (for example to fetch individual byte ranges from a large file) or can be handled by the network stack without communicating with the network. For this reason, the API does not provide the final HTTP headers that are sent to the network. For example, all headers that are related to caching are invisible to the extension.

The following headers are currently not provided to the onBeforeSendHeaders event. This list is not guaranteed to be complete nor stable.

  • Authorization
  • Cache-Control
  • Connection
  • Content-Length
  • Host
  • If-Modified-Since
  • If-None-Match
  • If-Range
  • Partial-Data
  • Pragma
  • Proxy-Authorization
  • Proxy-Connection
  • Transfer-Encoding

The webRequest API only exposes requests that the extension has permission to see, given its host permissions. Moreover, only the following schemes are accessible: http://, https://, ftp://, file://, or chrome-extension://. In addition, even certain requests with URLs using one of the above schemes are hidden, e.g., chrome-extension://other_extension_id where other_extension_id is not the ID of the extension to handle the request, https://www.google.com/chrome, and others (this list is not complete). Also synchronous XMLHttpRequests from your extension are hidden from blocking event handlers in order to prevent deadlocks. Note that for some of the supported schemes the set of available events might be limited due to the nature of the corresponding protocol. For example, for the file: scheme, only onBeforeRequest, onResponseStarted, onCompleted, and onErrorOccurred may be dispatched.

Concepts

As the following sections explain, events in the web request API use request IDs, and you can optionally specify filters and extra information when you register event listeners.

Request IDs

Each request is identified by a request ID. This ID is unique within a browser session and the context of an extension. It remains constant during the the life cycle of a request and can be used to match events for the same request. Note that several HTTP requests are mapped to one web request in case of HTTP redirection or HTTP authentication.

Registering event listeners

To register an event listener for a web request, you use a variation on the usual addListener() function. In addition to specifying a callback function, you have to specify a filter argument and you may specify an optional extra info argument.

The three arguments to the web request API's addListener() have the following definitions:

      var callback = function(details) {...};
      var filter = {...};
      var opt_extraInfoSpec = [...];
      

Here's an example of listening for the onBeforeRequest event:

      chrome.webRequest.onBeforeRequest.addListener(
        callback, filter, opt_extraInfoSpec);
      

Each addListener() call takes a mandatory callback function as the first parameter. This callback function is passed a dictionary containing information about the current URL request. The information in this dictionary depends on the specific event type as well as the content of opt_extraInfoSpec.

If the optional opt_extraInfoSpec array contains the string 'blocking' (only allowed for specific events), the callback function is handled synchronously. That means that the request is blocked until the callback function returns. In this case, the callback can return a webRequest.BlockingResponse that determines the further life cycle of the request. Depending on the context, this response allows cancelling or redirecting a request (onBeforeRequest), cancelling a request or modifying headers (onBeforeSendHeaders, onHeadersReceived), or providing authentication credentials (onAuthRequired).

The webRequest.RequestFilter filter allows limiting the requests for which events are triggered in various dimensions:

URLs
URL patterns such as *://www.google.com/foo*bar.
Types
Request types such as main_frame (a document that is loaded for a top-level frame), sub_frame (a document that is loaded for an embedded frame), and image (an image on a web site). See webRequest.RequestFilter.
Tab ID
The identifier for one tab.
Window ID
The identifier for a window.

Depending on the event type, you can specify strings in opt_extraInfoSpec to ask for additional information about the request. This is used to provide detailed information on request's data only if explicitly requested.

Implementation details

Several implementation details can be important to understand when developing an extension that uses the web request API:

Conflict resolution

In the current implementation of the web request API, a request is considered as cancelled if at least one extension instructs to cancel the request. If an extension cancels a request, all extensions are notified by an onErrorOccurred event. Only one extension is allowed to redirect a request or modify a header at a time. If more than one extension attempts to modify the request, the most recently installed extension wins and all others are ignored. An extension is not notified if its instruction to modify or redirect has been ignored.

Caching

Chrome employs two caches — an on-disk cache and a very fast in-memory cache. The lifetime of an in-memory cache is attached to the lifetime of a render process, which roughly corresponds to a tab. Requests that are answered from the in-memory cache are invisible to the web request API. If a request handler changes its behavior (for example, the behavior according to which requests are blocked), a simple page refresh might not respect this changed behavior. To make sure the behavior change goes through, call handlerBehaviorChanged() to flush the in-memory cache. But don't do it often; flushing the cache is a very expensive operation. You don't need to call handlerBehaviorChanged() after registering or unregistering an event listener.

Timestamps

The timestamp property of web request events is only guaranteed to be internally consistent. Comparing one event to another event will give you the correct offset between them, but comparing them to the current time inside the extension (via (new Date()).getTime(), for instance) might give unexpected results.

Error handling

If you try to register an event with invalid arguments, then a JavaScript error will be thrown, and the event handler will not be registered. If an error is thrown while an event is handled, or if an event handler returns an invalid blocking response, an error message is logged to your extension's console and the handler is ignored for that request.

Examples

The following example illustrates how to block all requests to www.evil.com:

      chrome.webRequest.onBeforeRequest.addListener(
        function(details) {
          return {cancel: details.url.indexOf("://www.evil.com/") != -1};
        },
        {urls: ["<all_urls>"]},
        ["blocking"]);
      

As this function uses a blocking event handler, it requires the "webRequest" as well as the "webRequestBlocking" permission in the manifest file.

The following example achieves the same goal in a more efficient way because requests that are not targeted to www.evil.com do not need to be passed to the extension:

      chrome.webRequest.onBeforeRequest.addListener(
        function(details) { return {cancel: true}; },
        {urls: ["*://www.evil.com/*"]},
        ["blocking"]);
      

The following example illustrates how to delete the User-Agent header from all requests:

      chrome.webRequest.onBeforeSendHeaders.addListener(
        function(details) {
          for (var i = 0; i < details.requestHeaders.length; ++i) {
            if (details.requestHeaders[i].name === 'User-Agent') {
              details.requestHeaders.splice(i, 1);
              break;
            }
          }
          return {requestHeaders: details.requestHeaders};
        },
        {urls: ["<all_urls>"]},
        ["blocking", "requestHeaders"]);
      

For more example code, see the web request samples.

Summary

Types
ResourceType
OnBeforeRequestOptions
OnBeforeSendHeadersOptions
OnSendHeadersOptions
OnHeadersReceivedOptions
OnAuthRequiredOptions
OnResponseStartedOptions
OnBeforeRedirectOptions
OnCompletedOptions
RequestFilter
HttpHeaders
BlockingResponse
UploadData
Properties
MAX_HANDLER_BEHAVIOR_CHANGED_CALLS_PER_10_MINUTES
Methods
handlerBehaviorChanged chrome.webRequest.handlerBehaviorChanged(function callback)
Events
onBeforeRequest
onBeforeSendHeaders
onSendHeaders
onHeadersReceived
onAuthRequired
onResponseStarted
onBeforeRedirect
onCompleted
onErrorOccurred

Types

ResourceType

Enum
"main_frame", "sub_frame", "stylesheet", "script", "image", "object", "xmlhttprequest", or "other"

OnBeforeRequestOptions

Enum
"blocking", or "requestBody"

OnBeforeSendHeadersOptions

Enum
"requestHeaders", or "blocking"

OnSendHeadersOptions

Enum
or "requestHeaders"

OnHeadersReceivedOptions

Enum
"blocking", or "responseHeaders"

OnAuthRequiredOptions

Enum
"responseHeaders", "blocking", or "asyncBlocking"

OnResponseStartedOptions

Enum
or "responseHeaders"

OnBeforeRedirectOptions

Enum
or "responseHeaders"

OnCompletedOptions

Enum
or "responseHeaders"

RequestFilter

An object describing filters to apply to webRequest events.
properties
array of string urls

A list of URLs or URL patterns. Requests that cannot match any of the URLs will be filtered out.

array of ResourceType (optional) types

A list of request types. Requests that cannot match any of the types will be filtered out.

integer (optional) tabId
integer (optional) windowId

HttpHeaders

array of object
An array of HTTP headers. Each header is represented as a dictionary containing the keys name and either value or binaryValue.

BlockingResponse

Returns value for event handlers that have the 'blocking' extraInfoSpec applied. Allows the event handler to modify network requests.
properties
boolean (optional) cancel

If true, the request is cancelled. Used in onBeforeRequest, this prevents the request from being sent.

string (optional) redirectUrl

Only used as a response to the onBeforeRequest and onHeadersReceived events. If set, the original request is prevented from being sent/completed and is instead redirected to the given URL. Redirections to non-HTTP schemes such as data: are allowed. Redirects initiated by a redirect action use the original request method for the redirect, with one exception: If the redirect is initiated at the onHeadersReceived stage, then the redirect will be issued using the GET method.

HttpHeaders (optional) requestHeaders

Only used as a response to the onBeforeSendHeaders event. If set, the request is made with these request headers instead.

HttpHeaders (optional) responseHeaders

Only used as a response to the onHeadersReceived event. If set, the server is assumed to have responded with these response headers instead. Only return responseHeaders if you really want to modify the headers in order to limit the number of conflicts (only one extension may modify responseHeaders for each request).

object (optional) authCredentials

Only used as a response to the onAuthRequired event. If set, the request is made using the supplied credentials.

string username
string password

UploadData

Since Chrome 23.

Contains data uploaded in a URL request.
properties
any (optional) bytes

An ArrayBuffer with a copy of the data.

string (optional) file

A string with the file's path and name.

Properties

20 chrome.webRequest.MAX_HANDLER_BEHAVIOR_CHANGED_CALLS_PER_10_MINUTES

Since Chrome 23.

The maximum number of times that handlerBehaviorChanged can be called per 10 minute sustained interval. handlerBehaviorChanged is an expensive function call that shouldn't be called often.

Methods

handlerBehaviorChanged

chrome.webRequest.handlerBehaviorChanged(function callback)

Needs to be called when the behavior of the webRequest handlers has changed to prevent incorrect handling due to caching. This function call is expensive. Don't call it often.

Parameters
function (optional) callback

If you specify the callback parameter, it should be a function that looks like this:

function() {...};

Events

onBeforeRequest

Fired when a request is about to occur.

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onBeforeRequest.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details) {...};
object details
string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

object (optional) requestBody

Since Chrome 23.

Contains the HTTP request body data. Only provided if extraInfoSpec contains 'requestBody'.

string (optional) error

Errors when obtaining request body data.

object (optional) formData

If the request method is POST and the body is a sequence of key-value pairs encoded in UTF8, encoded as either multipart/form-data, or application/x-www-form-urlencoded, this dictionary is present and for each key contains the list of all values for that key. If the data is of another media type, or if it is malformed, the dictionary is not present. An example value of this dictionary is {'key': ['value1', 'value2']}.

array of UploadData (optional) raw

If the request method is PUT or POST, and the body is not already parsed in formData, then the unparsed request body elements are contained in this array.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

onBeforeSendHeaders

Fired before sending an HTTP request, once the request headers are available. This may occur after a TCP connection is made to the server, but before any HTTP data is sent.

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onBeforeSendHeaders.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details) {...};
object details
string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

HttpHeaders (optional) requestHeaders

The HTTP request headers that are going to be sent out with this request.

onSendHeaders

Fired just before a request is going to be sent to the server (modifications of previous onBeforeSendHeaders callbacks are visible by the time onSendHeaders is fired).

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onSendHeaders.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details) {...};
object details
string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

HttpHeaders (optional) requestHeaders

The HTTP request headers that have been sent out with this request.

onHeadersReceived

Fired when HTTP response headers of a request have been received.

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onHeadersReceived.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details) {...};
object details

Since Chrome 31.

string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

string statusLine

HTTP status line of the response or the 'HTTP/0.9 200 OK' string for HTTP/0.9 responses (i.e., responses that lack a status line).

HttpHeaders (optional) responseHeaders

The HTTP response headers that have been received with this response.

integer statusCode

Since Chrome 43.

Standard HTTP status code returned by the server.

onAuthRequired

Fired when an authentication failure is received. The listener has three options: it can provide authentication credentials, it can cancel the request and display the error page, or it can take no action on the challenge. If bad user credentials are provided, this may be called multiple times for the same request.

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onAuthRequired.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details, function callback) {...};
object details
string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

string scheme

The authentication scheme, e.g. Basic or Digest.

string (optional) realm

The authentication realm provided by the server, if there is one.

object challenger

The server requesting authentication.

string host
integer port
boolean isProxy

True for Proxy-Authenticate, false for WWW-Authenticate.

HttpHeaders (optional) responseHeaders

The HTTP response headers that were received along with this response.

string statusLine

HTTP status line of the response or the 'HTTP/0.9 200 OK' string for HTTP/0.9 responses (i.e., responses that lack a status line) or an empty string if there are no headers.

integer statusCode

Since Chrome 43.

Standard HTTP status code returned by the server.

function (optional) callback

If you specify the callback parameter, it should be a function that looks like this:

function( BlockingResponse response) {...};
BlockingResponse response

onResponseStarted

Fired when the first byte of the response body is received. For HTTP requests, this means that the status line and response headers are available.

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onResponseStarted.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details) {...};
object details
string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

string (optional) ip

The server IP address that the request was actually sent to. Note that it may be a literal IPv6 address.

boolean fromCache

Indicates if this response was fetched from disk cache.

integer statusCode

Standard HTTP status code returned by the server.

HttpHeaders (optional) responseHeaders

The HTTP response headers that were received along with this response.

string statusLine

HTTP status line of the response or the 'HTTP/0.9 200 OK' string for HTTP/0.9 responses (i.e., responses that lack a status line) or an empty string if there are no headers.

onBeforeRedirect

Fired when a server-initiated redirect is about to occur.

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onBeforeRedirect.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details) {...};
object details
string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

string (optional) ip

The server IP address that the request was actually sent to. Note that it may be a literal IPv6 address.

boolean fromCache

Indicates if this response was fetched from disk cache.

integer statusCode

Standard HTTP status code returned by the server.

string redirectUrl

The new URL.

HttpHeaders (optional) responseHeaders

The HTTP response headers that were received along with this redirect.

string statusLine

HTTP status line of the response or the 'HTTP/0.9 200 OK' string for HTTP/0.9 responses (i.e., responses that lack a status line) or an empty string if there are no headers.

onCompleted

Fired when a request is completed.

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onCompleted.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details) {...};
object details
string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

string (optional) ip

The server IP address that the request was actually sent to. Note that it may be a literal IPv6 address.

boolean fromCache

Indicates if this response was fetched from disk cache.

integer statusCode

Standard HTTP status code returned by the server.

HttpHeaders (optional) responseHeaders

The HTTP response headers that were received along with this response.

string statusLine

HTTP status line of the response or the 'HTTP/0.9 200 OK' string for HTTP/0.9 responses (i.e., responses that lack a status line) or an empty string if there are no headers.

onErrorOccurred

Fired when an error occurs.

addListener

chrome.webRequest.onErrorOccurred.addListener(function callback)
Parameters
function callback

The callback parameter should be a function that looks like this:

function(object details) {...};
object details
string requestId

The ID of the request. Request IDs are unique within a browser session. As a result, they could be used to relate different events of the same request.

string url
string method

Standard HTTP method.

integer frameId

The value 0 indicates that the request happens in the main frame; a positive value indicates the ID of a subframe in which the request happens. If the document of a (sub-)frame is loaded (type is main_frame or sub_frame), frameId indicates the ID of this frame, not the ID of the outer frame. Frame IDs are unique within a tab.

integer parentFrameId

ID of frame that wraps the frame which sent the request. Set to -1 if no parent frame exists.

integer tabId

The ID of the tab in which the request takes place. Set to -1 if the request isn't related to a tab.

ResourceType type

How the requested resource will be used.

double timeStamp

The time when this signal is triggered, in milliseconds since the epoch.

string (optional) ip

The server IP address that the request was actually sent to. Note that it may be a literal IPv6 address.

boolean fromCache

Indicates if this response was fetched from disk cache.

string error

The error description. This string is not guaranteed to remain backwards compatible between releases. You must not parse and act based upon its content.