WorkerGlobalScope.importScripts()

The importScripts() method of the WorkerGlobalScope interface synchronously imports one or more scripts into the worker's scope.

Syntax

self.importScripts('foo.js');
self.importScripts('foo.js', 'bar.js', ...);

Parameters

A comma-separated list of DOMString objects representing the scripts to be imported.

Return value

None.

Exceptions

  • NetworkError is raised if the MIME type of one of the script is text/csv, image/*, video/*, or audio/*. It should always be a valid JavaScript MIME type like application/javascript.

Example

If you had some functionality written in a separate script called foo.js that you wanted to use inside worker.js, you could import it using the following line:

importScripts('foo.js');

importScripts() and self.importScripts() are effectively equivalent — both represent importScripts() being called from inside the worker's inner scope.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'importScripts()' 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 YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera 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 Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support

See also

WorkerGlobalScope

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