ExtendableMessageEvent.data

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The data read-only property of the ExtendableMessageEvent interface returns the event's data. It can be any data type.

Syntax

var myData = ExtendableMessageEventInstance.data;

Value

Any data type.

Examples

When the following code is used inside a service worker to respond to a push messages by sending the data received via PushMessageData to the main context via a channel message, the event object of onmessage will be a ExtendableMessageEvent.

var port;

self.addEventListener('push', function(e) {
  var obj = e.data.json();

  if(obj.action === 'subscribe' || obj.action === 'unsubscribe') {
    port.postMessage(obj);
  } else if(obj.action === 'init' || obj.action === 'chatMsg') {
    port.postMessage(obj);
  }
});

self.onmessage = function(e) {
  console.log(e.data);
  port = e.ports[0];
}

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 51Edge ? Firefox Full support 45
Notes
Full support 45
Notes
Notes Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 & 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR).
IE No support NoOpera ? Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 51Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 45Opera Android ? Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also

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Contributors to this page: fscholz, chrisdavidmills
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