ExtendableMessageEvent.ports

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

The ports read-only property of the ExtendableMessageEvent interface returns the array containing the MessagePort objects representing the ports of the associated message channel (the channel the message is being sent through.)

Syntax

var myPorts = ExtendableMessageEventInstance.ports;

Value

An array of MessagePort objects.

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) {
  port = e.ports[0];
}

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

We're converting our compatibility data into a machine-readable JSON format. This compatibility table still uses the old format, because we haven't yet converted the data it contains. Find out how you can help!

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support ? 45.0 (45.0)[1] No support ? No support
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 ?

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

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