AnimationTimeline.currentTime

Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The currentTime read-only property of the Web Animations API's AnimationTimeline interface returns the timeline's current time in milliseconds, or null if the timeline is inactive.

Syntax

var currentTime = AnimationTimeline.currentTime;

Value

A number representing the timeline's current time in milliseconds, or null if the timeline is inactive.

Reduced time precision

To offer protection against timing attacks and fingerprinting, the precision of animationTimeline.currentTime might get rounded depending on browser settings. In Firefox, the privacy.reduceTimerPrecision preference is enabled by default and defaults to 20us in Firefox 59; in 60 it will be 2ms.

// reduced time precision (2ms) in Firefox 60
animationTimeline.currentTime;
// 23.404
// 24.192
// 25.514
// ...

// reduced time precision with `privacy.resistFingerprinting` enabled
animationTimeline.currentTime;
// 49.8
// 50.6
// 51.7
// ...

In Firefox, you can also enable privacy.resistFingerprinting; the precision will be 100ms or the value of privacy.resistFingerprinting.reduceTimerPrecision.microseconds, whichever is larger.

Specifications

Specification
Web Animations Level 2 (Web Animations 2)
# dom-animationtimeline-currenttime

Browser compatibility

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See also