performance.clearMarks()

The clearMarks() method removes the named mark from the browser's performance entry buffer. If the method is called with no arguments, all performance entries with an entry type of "mark" will be removed from the performance entry buffer.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

performance.clearMarks();
performance.clearMarks(name);

Arguments

name Optional
A DOMString representing the name of the timestamp. If this argument is omitted, all performance entries with an entry type of "mark" will be removed.

Return value

void
 

Example

The following example shows both uses of the clearMarks() method.

// Create a small helper to show how many PerformanceMark entries there are.
function logMarkCount() {
  console.log(
    "Found this many entries: " + performance.getEntriesByType("mark").length
  );
}

// Create a bunch of marks.
performance.mark("squirrel");
performance.mark("squirrel");
performance.mark("monkey");
performance.mark("monkey");
performance.mark("dog");
performance.mark("dog");

logMarkCount() // "Found this many entries: 6"

// Delete just the "squirrel" PerformanceMark entries.
performance.clearMarks('squirrel');
logMarkCount() // "Found this many entries: 4"

// Delete all of the PerformanceMark entries.
performance.clearMarks();
logMarkCount() // "Found this many entries: 0"

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
User Timing Level 2
The definition of 'clearMarks()' in that specification.
Working Draft Clarifies clearMarks().
User Timing
The definition of 'clearMarks()' in that specification.
Recommendation Basic definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
clearMarksChrome Full support 29
Full support 29
No support 25 — 29
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 41IE Full support 10Opera Full support 33Safari Full support 11WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 29
Full support 29
No support 25 — 29
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Firefox Android Full support 42Opera Android Full support 33Safari iOS Full support 11Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.