Secure context: This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The GeolocationPositionError interface represents the reason of an error occurring when using the geolocating device.


The GeolocationPositionError interface doesn't inherit any property.

GeolocationPositionError.code Read only Secure context

Returns an unsigned short representing the error code. The following values are possible:

Value Associated constant Description
1 PERMISSION_DENIED The acquisition of the geolocation information failed because the page didn't have the permission to do it.
2 POSITION_UNAVAILABLE The acquisition of the geolocation failed because at least one internal source of position returned an internal error.
3 TIMEOUT The time allowed to acquire the geolocation, defined by PositionOptions.timeout information was reached before the information was obtained.
GeolocationPositionError.message Read only Secure context

Returns a human-readable DOMString describing the details of the error. Specifications note that this is primarily intended for debugging use and not to be shown directly in a user interface.


The GeolocationPositionError interface neither implements nor inherits any method.


Geolocation API Specification 2nd Edition
# position_error_interface

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