CSP: prefetch-src

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The HTTP Content-Security-Policy (CSP) prefetch-src directive specifies valid resources that may be prefetched or prerendered.

CSP version 3
Directive type Fetch directive
default-src fallback Yes. If this directive is absent, the user agent will look for the default-src directive.


One or more sources can be allowed for the prefetch-src policy:

Content-Security-Policy: prefetch-src <source>;
Content-Security-Policy: prefetch-src <source> <source>;


<source> can be any one of the values listed in CSP Source Values.

Note that this same set of values can be used in all fetch directives (and a number of other directives).


Prefetch resources do not match header

Given a page with the following Content Security Policy:

Content-Security-Policy: prefetch-src https://example.com/

Fetches for the following code will return network errors, as the URLs provided do not match prefetch-src's source list:

<link rel="prefetch" href="https://example.org/" />
<link rel="prerender" href="https://example.org/" />


Content Security Policy Level 3
# directive-prefetch-src

Browser compatibility

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See also