WindowOrWorkerGlobalScope.origin

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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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 59Edge ? Firefox Full support 54IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support 59Chrome Android Full support 59Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 54Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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