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How It Works

tl;dr: The internal /api/__api_party server route will proxy your API request.


The proxy layer will not only pass through your API's response body to the response on the client, but also HTTP status code, HTTP status message and headers. This way, you can handle errors just like you would with a direct API call.

The generated composables will initiate a POST request to the Nuxt server route /api/__api_party, which then initiates the actual request for a given route to your API and passes the response back to the client. This proxy behavior has the benefit of keeping your API credentials safe from the client and omitting CORS issues, since data is sent from server to server.

During server-side rendering, calls to the Nuxt server route will directly call the relevant function (emulating the request), saving an additional API call.


API calls executed on the server (SSR) are hydrated on the client to avoid unnecessary API calls. Thus, a request initiated on the server will not be executed again on the client.

Nuxt Static Generation

When using nuxi generate to pre-render your application, the result of each API call is stored in the Nuxt payload.

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