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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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 6Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 6IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support 5WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 45Opera Android Full support 12Safari iOS Full support 5Samsung Internet Android ?

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See also

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