ServiceWorkerMessageEvent.source

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Warning: In modern browsers, this property has been deprecated. Service worker messages will now use the MessageEvent interface, for consistency with other web messaging features.

The source read-only property of the ServiceWorkerMessageEvent returns a reference to the ServiceWorker object of the associated service worker that sent the message.

Syntax

var mySource = ServiceWorkerMessageEventInstance.source;

Value

A ServiceWorker or MessagePort object.

Examples

When the following code is used inside the main thread to set up a message channel between it and a service worker for sending messages between the two, the event object of onmessage will be a ServiceWorkerMessageEvent.

navigator.serviceWorker.ready.then(function(reg) {

  ...

      // set up a message channel to communicate with the SW
      var channel = new MessageChannel();
      channel.port1.onmessage = function(e) {
        console.log(e.source);
        handleChannelMessage(e.data);
      }

      mySW = reg.active;
      mySW.postMessage('hello', [channel.port2]);
  });

Browser compatibility

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See also