FAQ: Requests with Fetch API - Handling a POST Request

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Regarding API requests in Javascript, I assume it is not usual and safe to include API key or other credentials inside Javascript code since it is client-side executing code. Instead it is preferred to make API requests in back-end. Is that correct?

Hello,

I have completed the exercise for “Handling a POST Request” and I can move to the next step however my bytesize is not working.

I made sure my apiKey is there and that I include http:// or https://. I refreshed the page.

Does anybody else has that problem?

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const data = JSON.stringify({ destination: urlToShorten });

Why do we have destination: urlToShorten here? How does that work exactly?

It’s one of the params. This param is required by api. We must send in the body of our request.
" destination string required
The destination URL you want your branded short link to point to. Example: https://google.com"