This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The DOMError interface describes an error object that contains an error name.

Properties Read only
Returns a DOMString representing one of the error type names (see below).
DOMError.message Read only
Returns a DOMString representing a message or description associated with the given error type name.

Error types

Type Description
IndexSizeError The index is not in the allowed range (e.g. thrown in a range object).
HierarchyRequestError The node tree hierarchy is not correct.
WrongDocumentError The object is in the wrong document.
InvalidCharacterError The string contains invalid characters.
NoModificationAllowedError The object can not be modified.
NotFoundError The object can not be found here.
NotSupportedError The operation is not supported
InvalidStateError The object is in an invalid state.
SyntaxError The string did not match the expected pattern.
InvalidModificationError The object can not be modified in this way.
NamespaceError The operation is not allowed by Namespaces in XML
InvalidAccessError The object does not support the operation or argument.
TypeMismatchError The type of the object does not match the expected type.
SecurityError The operation is insecure.
NetworkError A network error occurred.
AbortError The operation was aborted.
URLMismatchError The given URL does not match another URL.
QuotaExceededError The quota has been exceeded.
TimeoutError The operation timed out.
InvalidNodeTypeError The node is incorrect or has an incorrect ancestor for this operation.
DataCloneError The object can not be cloned.


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'DOMError' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support ? Yes12 — 58 ? ? ?
name ? Yes12 — 58 ? ? ?
message ? Yes12 — 58 ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? Yes Yes — 58 ? ? ?
name ? ? Yes Yes — 58 ? ? ?
message ? ? Yes Yes — 58 ? ? ?

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