The responseStart read-only property returns a timestamp immediately after the browser receives the first byte of the response from the server, cache, or local resource.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.



Return value

A DOMHighResTimeStamp immediately after the browser receives the first byte of the response from the server.


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++) {
function print_start_and_end_properties(perfEntry) {
  // Print timestamps of the PerformanceEntry *start and *end properties 
  properties = ["connectStart", "connectEnd",
                "domainLookupStart", "domainLookupEnd",
                "redirectStart", "redirectEnd",
                "responseStart", "responseEnd",

  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");


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support43 Yes40 No30 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support4343 Yes4230 No ?

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