SharedWorkerGlobalScope.name

The name read-only property of the SharedWorkerGlobalScope interface returns the name that the SharedWorker was (optionally) given when it was created. This is the name that the SharedWorker() constructor can pass to get a reference to the SharedWorkerGlobalScope.

Syntax

var nameObj = self.name;

Value

A DOMString.

Example

If a shared worker is created using a constructor with a name option:

var myWorker = new SharedWorker("worker.js", { name : "mySharedWorker" });

the SharedWorkerGlobalScope will now have a name of "mySharedWorker", returnable by running

self.name

from inside the shared worker.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'name' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Web Workers.
Web Workers
The definition of 'name' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Support (Yes) 55.0 (55.0) No support 10.60 No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Support ? (Yes) 55.0 (55.0) ? ? No support

See also

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