htmx: Request headers

It’s important to note that in any request sent using htmx we have access, server-side, to a number of HTTP headers we can use.

We’ve got quite a few useful ones:

  • XH-Current-URL the URL the request comes from
  • XH-Target the id of the target element
  • XH-Trigger the id of the triggered element
  • XH-Trigger-Name the name of the triggered element

Remember, target = the element we’ll print the response to. trigger = the element that triggered the request.

We’ve talked about HX-Prompt already, if you have a prompt in the tag, you get what the user wrote in the prompt in this header.

See the full list of request headers:

Lessons in this unit:

0: Introduction
1: Why htmx
2: The core idea of htmx
3: Installing htmx
4: Doing a GET request
5: Swap
6: POST request
7: Targets
8: Loading indicator
9: Confirming actions, and prompts
10: Triggers
11: ▶︎ Request headers
12: Response headers
13: Events
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