MessageEvent.data

The data read-only property of the MessageEvent interface represents the data sent by the message emitter.

Syntax

var data = messageEvent.data;

Value

The data sent by the message emitter; this can be any data type.

Example

myWorker.onmessage = function(e) {
  result.textContent = e.data;
  console.log('Message received from worker');
};

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Unknown
The definition of 'data' in that specification.
Unknown Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera ? Safari Full support 10WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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See also

  • ExtendableMessageEvent — similar to this interface but used in interfaces that needs to give more flexibility to authors.

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