Secure context
This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The PositionOptions.maximumAge property is a positive long value indicating the maximum age in milliseconds of a possible cached position that is acceptable to return. If set to 0, it means that the device cannot use a cached position and must attempt to retrieve the real current position. If set to Infinity the device must return a cached position regardless of its age.


positionOptions.maximumAge = timeLength


Specification Status Comment
Geolocation API
The definition of 'PositionOptions.maximumAge' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 (Yes) 3.5 (1.9.1) 9 10.60
Removed in 15.0
Reintroduced in 16.0
Secure context-only 47 ? 55 (55) No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? (Yes) 4.0 (4) ? 10.60 ?
Secure context-only No support 47 ? 55 (55) No support (Yes) (Yes)

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