PerformanceResourceTiming.requestStart

The requestStart read-only property returns a timestamp of the time immediately before the browser starts requesting the resource from the server, cache, or local resource. If the transport connection fails and the browser retires the request, the value returned will be the start of the retry request.

There is no end property for requestStart.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

resource.requestStart;

Return value

A DOMHighResTimeStamp representing the time immediately before the bowser starts requesting the resource from the server

Example

In the following example, the value of the *Start and *End properties of all "resource" type events are logged.

function print_PerformanceEntries() {
  // Use getEntriesByType() to just get the "resource" events
  var p = performance.getEntriesByType("resource");
  for (var i=0; i < p.length; i++) {
    print_start_and_end_properties(p[i]);
  }
}
function print_start_and_end_properties(perfEntry) {
  // Print timestamps of the PerformanceEntry *start and *end properties 
  properties = ["connectStart", "connectEnd",
                "domainLookupStart", "domainLookupEnd",
                "fetchStart", 
                "redirectStart", "redirectEnd",
                "requestStart", 
                "responseStart", "responseEnd",
                "secureConnectionStart"];

  for (var i=0; i < properties.length; i++) {
    // check each property
    var supported = properties[i] in perfEntry;
    if (supported) {
      var value = perfEntry[properties[i]];
      console.log("... " + properties[i] + " = " + value);
    } else {
      console.log("... " + properties[i] + " = NOT supported");
    }
  }
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Resource Timing Level 1
The definition of 'requestStart' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 43Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 40IE No support NoOpera Full support 30Safari Full support 11WebView Android Full support 43Chrome Android Full support 43Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 42Opera Android Full support 30Safari iOS Full support 11Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0

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