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The DOMException() constructor returns a DOMException object with a specified message and name.


var domException = new DOMException();
var domException = new DOMException(message);
var domException = new DOMException(message, name);


message Optional
A description of the exception. If not present, the empty string '' is used.
name Optional
Returns a DOMString that contains one of the strings associated with an error constant.

Return value

A newly created DOMException object.




Specification Status Comment
Web IDL (Second Edition)
The definition of 'constructor' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Adds the constructor for the DOMException class.

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 46.0 ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 46.0 ? ? ? ? 46.0

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