ServiceWorkerGlobalScope.onactivate

The onactivate property of the ServiceWorkerGlobalScope interface is an event handler fired whenever an activate event occurs (when the service worker activates). This happens after installation, when the page to be controlled by the service worker refreshes.

Syntax

ServiceWorkerGlobalScope.onactivate = function(event) { ... };

Examples

The following snippet shows how you could use an activate event handler to upgrade a cache.

then.addEventListener('activate', function(event) {
  var cacheWhitelist = ['v2'];

  event.waitUntil(
    caches.forEach(function(cache, cacheName) {
      if (cacheWhitelist.indexOf(cacheName) == -1) {
        return caches.delete(cacheName);
      }
    })
  );
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'Event Handlers' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
onactivate
Experimental
Chrome Full support 40Edge ? Firefox Full support 44
Notes
Full support 44
Notes
Notes Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 and 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR).
IE No support NoOpera Full support 24Safari Full support 11.1WebView Android Full support 40Chrome Android Full support 40Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 44Opera Android Full support 24Safari iOS Full support 11.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also

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