Blog tutorial sending articles GET request when scrolling over links

Hi I’m new to rails and web dev in general, and I’m trying to understand the blogs tutorial.

I finished the tutorial and everything seems to work except every time I scroll over any links the browser sends a GET request for the page referenced in the link. From what I’m seeing the server renders the page though I’m not sure what that means specifically, the browser isn’t rendering the page, it’s still on the main page.

It seems to be incorrect and needlessly expensive behavior but I don’t know. I definitely need some help here, is that the correct behavior? Am I missing something obvious?


This is a feature of Hotwire, specifically Turbo is prefetching GET requests in hover so that if the user does click the link the app feels more responsive getting the new page sooner.