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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.


var nameObj =;


A DOMString.


If a shared worker is created using a constructor with two arguments:

var myWorker = new SharedWorker("worker.js", "mySharedWorker");

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

from inside the shared worker.


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.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Support 3 29.0 (29.0) Not supported 10.60 Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Support ? Not supported 29.0 (29.0) 1.4 ? ? ?

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