The terminate() method of the Worker interface immediately terminates the Worker. This does not offer the worker an opportunity to finish its operations; it is simply stopped at once.

Syntax

myWorker.terminate();

Parameters

None.

Returns

Void.

Example

The following code snippet shows creation of a Worker object using the Worker() constructor, which is then immediately terminated.

var myWorker = new Worker('worker.js');

myWorker.terminate();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Worker.terminate()' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 4Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 10Opera Full support 10.6Safari Full support 4WebView Android Full support 4Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 11.5Safari iOS Full support 5.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support

See also

The Worker interface it belongs to.

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