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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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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1 (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 9 ? 10.0+
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ? 3.0+

See also

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

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