DeviceOrientationEvent.absolute

Indicates whether or not the device is providing orientation data absolutely (that is, in reference to the Earth's coordinate frame) or using some arbitrary frame determined by the device. See Orientation and motion data explained for details.

Syntax

var absolute = instanceOfDeviceOrientationEvent.absolute;

On return, absolute is true if the orientation data in instanceOfDeviceOrientationEvent is provided as the difference between the Earth's coordinate frame and the device's coordinate frame, or false if the orientation data is being provided in reference to some arbitrary, device-determined coordinate frame.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Device Orientation Events Working Draft Initial specification.

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Experimental
Chrome Full support 7Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 6IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 6Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 4.2Samsung Internet Android ?

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