CacheStorage.open()

The open() method of the CacheStorage interface returns a Promise that resolves to the Cache object matching the cacheName.

You can access CacheStorage through the global caches property.

Note: If the specified Cache does not exist, a new cache is created with that cacheName and a Promise that resolves to this new Cache object is returned.

Syntax

open(cacheName)

Parameters

cacheName

The name of the cache you want to open.

Return value

A Promise that resolves to the requested Cache object.

Examples

This example is from the MDN simple service worker example (see simple service worker running live). Here we wait for an InstallEvent to fire, then runs waitUntil() to handle the install process for the app. This consists of calling CacheStorage.open() to create a new cache, then using Cache.addAll() to add a series of assets to it.

self.addEventListener("install", (event) => {
  event.waitUntil(
    caches
      .open("v1")
      .then((cache) =>
        cache.addAll([
          "/",
          "/index.html",
          "/style.css",
          "/app.js",
          "/image-list.js",
          "/star-wars-logo.jpg",
          "/gallery/bountyHunters.jpg",
          "/gallery/myLittleVader.jpg",
          "/gallery/snowTroopers.jpg",
        ])
      )
  );
});

Specifications

Specification
Service Workers
# cache-storage-open

Browser compatibility

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See also