The origin read-only property of the MessageEvent interface is a USVString representing the origin of the message emitter.


var origin = messageEvent.origin;


A USVString representing the origin.


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


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'origin' 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 ? Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera ? Safari Full support 10WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android ? Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?
Returns USVString (was previously DOMString)Chrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support 55IE No support NoOpera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 55Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?


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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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