ExtendableMessageEvent.ExtendableMessageEvent()

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The ExtendableMessageEvent() constructor creates a new ExtendableMessageEvent object instance.

Syntax

var myEME = new ExtendableMessageEvent(type, init);

Parameters

type
A DOMString that defines the type of the message event being created.
init Optional
An initialisation object, which should contain the following parameters:
  • data: The event's data — this can be any type.
  • origin: A DOMString that defines the origin of the corresponding service worker's environment settings object.
  • lastEventId: A DOMString that defines the last event ID of the event source.
  • source: The Client, ServiceWorker or MessagePort that sent the message.
  • ports: An array containing the MessagePort objects connected to the channel sending the message.

Examples

var init = {
             data : 'hello message',
             source : MessagePortReference,
             ports : MessagePortListReference
           }

var myEME = new ExtendableMessageEvent('message', init);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'ExtendableMessageEvent' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 45.0 (45.0)[1] No support ? No support
init option 51.0 ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support (Yes) (Yes) No support ? No support (Yes)
init option No support No support ? ? ? ? ? 51.0

[1] Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 and 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR.)

See also

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