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 is no object of this type. This interface does not define any method or property; it is merely a tag indicating objects that can be used in specific conditions, such as being transfered to a Worker using the Worker.postMessage() method.

The ArrayBuffer, MessagePort and ImageBitmap types implement this interface.

Properties

The Transferable interface does not implement or inherit specific properties.

Methods

The Transferable interface does not implement or inherit specific properties.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Transferable' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5, though the new CanvasProxy does implement Transferable.
HTML5
The definition of 'Transferable' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 4IE Full support 10
Notes
Full support 10
Notes
Notes Internet Explorer 10 only accepts a single Transferable object as parameter, but not an array.
Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also

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