The abort method aborts the read operation. Upon return, the readyState will be DONE.

Syntax

instanceOfFileReader.abort();

Exceptions

DOM_FILE_ABORT_ERR
Thrown when abort is called while no read operation is in progress (that is, the state isn't LOADING).

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
File API
The definition of 'FileReader' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 7Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.6IE Full support 10Opera Full support 11Safari Full support 6WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 32Opera Android Full support 11Safari iOS Full support 6.1Samsung Internet Android ?

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