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This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The isReload read-only property of the FetchEvent interface returns true if the event was dispatched by the user attempting to reload the page, and false otherwise. Pressing the refresh button is a reload while clicking a link and pressing the back button is not.


var reloaded = FetchEvent.isReload


A Boolean.


self.addEventListener('fetch', function(event) {
    if (event.isReload) {
      //Return something
    } else {
      //Return something else


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 40.0 44.0 (44.0)[1] No support 24 No support
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support ? 44.0 (44.0) (Yes) No support ? No support 44.0

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

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