The PresentationConnection interface of the Presentation API provides methods and properties for managing a single presentation. Each presentation connection is represented by a PresentationConnection object. Both the controlling user agent and receiving user agent MUST implement PresentationConnection.


Returns either blob or arrayBuffer. When a PresentationConnection object is created, its binaryType IDL attribute MUST be set to the string " arraybuffer". Read only
Provides the presentation connection identifier.
PresentationConnection.state Read only
Returns the presentation connection's current state.
PresentationConnection.url Read only
Returns the URL used to create or reconnect to the presentation.

Event handlers

Fired when there is a call to PresentationConnection.close().
Fired when a presentation connection is established.
Fired when there is a call to PresentationConnection.send().
Fired when there is a call to PresentationConnection.terminate().


Closes the current connection and sends a PresentationConnectionCloseEvent to PresentationConnection.onclosed.
Sends either binary or text data between a controlling browsing context and a presenting browsing context.
Terminates the current connection and fires PresentationConnection.onterminated.


Specification Status Comment
Presentation API
The definition of 'PresentationConnection interface' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

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close() 49 ? ? ? ?
onconnect, onclose, onterminate 50 ? ? ? ?
url 57 ? ? ? ?
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Basic support No support 48 ? ? ? ? ?
close() No support 49 ? ? ? ? ?
onconnect, onclose, onterminate No support 50 ? ? ? ? ?
url No support 57 ? ? ? ? ?

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