The close() method of the EventSource interface closes the connection, if one is made, and sets the EventSource.readyState attribute to 2 (closed).

Note: If the connection is already closed, the method does nothing.

Syntax

eventSource.close();

Parameters

None.

Return value

Void.

Examples

var button = document.querySelector('button');
var evtSource = new EventSource('sse.php');

button.onclick = function() {
  console.log('Connection closed');
  evtSource.close();
}

Note: You can find a full example on GitHub — see Simple SSE demo using PHP.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'close()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
EventSource support 6 No support 6.0 (6.0) No support (Yes) 5
Available in shared and dedicated workers[1] (Yes) No support 53.0 (53.0) No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
EventSource support 4.4 45 No support 12 4.1
Available in shared and dedicated workers[1] (Yes) 53.0 (53.0) No support (Yes) (Yes)

[1] But not service workers as yet.

See also

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