Transferable

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The Transferable interface represents an object that can be transfered between different execution contexts, like the main thread and Web workers.

This is an abstract interface and there isn't any object of this type. It also doesn't define any method or property: it is merely a tag indicating objects that can be used in specific conditions, like to be transfered to a Worker using the Worker.postMessage() method.

The ArrayBuffer and MessagePort implement it.

Properties

The Transferable interface doesn't implement nor inherit specific properties.

Methods

The Transferable interface doesn't implement nor inherit specific properties.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard No change from HTML5, though the new CanvasProxy does implement Transferable.
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 10.0 [1] (Yes) (Yes)
MessagePort ? Not supported ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 10.0 [1] (Yes) (Yes)
MessagePort ? Not supported ? ? ?

[1] Internet Explorer 10 only accepts a single Transferable object as parameter, but not an array.

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