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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.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 7.0(Yes) 6 [1] ? ? ?
  
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0(Yes) 6 [1] No support No support 4.2

[1] Firefox 3.6, 4, and 5 supported mozOrientation instead of the standard DeviceOrientationEvent interface

See also

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