WindowOrWorkerGlobalScope.origin

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The origin read-only property of the WindowOrWorkerGlobalScope interface returns the origin of the global scope, serialized as a string.

Syntax

var myOrigin = self.origin; // or just origin

Value

A USVString.

Examples

Executed from inside a worker script, the following snippet will log the worker's global scope's origin to the console each time it receives a message

onmessage = function() {
  console.log(self.origin);
};

If the origin is not a scheme/host/port tuple (say you are trying to run it locally, i.e. via file:// URL), origin will return the string "null".

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'WindowOrWorkerGlobalScope.origin' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support59 ?54 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5959 ?54 No No ?

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