HTMLIFrameElement.purgeHistory()

Warning: Removed in Firefox 65.

The purgeHistory() method of the HTMLIFrameElement interface is used to clear the browsing history associated with the browser <iframe>. It only deletes history, not cookies or other stored information.

Note: To delete cookies for a Firefox OS app, you could call clearBrowserData() on the actual app itself.

Syntax

There is a DOMRequest version and a Promise version:

var myDOMRequest = instanceOfHTMLIframeElement.purgeHistory();
instanceOfHTMLIframeElement.purgeHistory().then(function() { ... });

Returns

Either

  • A DOMRequest object that returns an onsuccess handler if the history is deleted, or an onerror handler if not.
  • A Promise that resolves, with no parameters, if the history is deleted, or rejects if not.

Parameters

None.

Examples

DOMRequest:

var browser = document.querySelector('iframe');
var request = browser.purgeHistory();

request.onsuccess = function() {
  console.log('History deleted!');
}

request.onerror = function() {
  console.error(this.error.name);
}

Promise:

var browser = document.querySelector('iframe');

browser.purgeHistory().then(function() {
  console.log('History deleted!');
},
function(error) {
  console.error(this.error.name);
});

Specification

Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

Supported since Firefox 47, in chrome code only. Removed completely in Firefox 65.

Unlikely ever to be supported in other browsers.

See also

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