New Log API Field

Noticed a new field was implemented last night called ClientXRequestedWith. Any of you guys able to shed some light on how to interpret the data that’s in this field?

I assume it’s the x-requested-with header from the client. Generally, only web browsers send this.

Yes…it IS a client header…but how and when is the data in the header used and how do I interpret the data in the field?

Hi @wwalker and @Judge,

This is a non-standard request field:

  • Field name: X-Requested-With
  • Description: Mainly used to identify Ajax requests. Most JavaScript frameworks send this field with value of XMLHttpRequest
  • Example: X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest

List of HTTP header fields @ Wikipedia

Hope it helps. :slight_smile:


I’ve seen this in my own research on the topic. It explains the purpose but not the interpretation of the data present within and what uses it.

  • If the field has a value, what does it mean?
  • If the field has a value other than the default XMLHttpRequest, what does this mean?
  • How does the server receiving this header handle the information?
  • Ultimately, can the data in this header be used to further enrich someone’s understanding of the call and correlate it to something else?

In that case, I can only wish you good luck in your research.

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