WorkerGlobalScope.onclose

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Summary

The onclose property of the WorkerGlobalScope interface represents an EventHandler to be called when the close event occurs and bubbles through the Worker.

This non-standard event handler was only implemented by a few browsers and has been removed from all or nearly all of them.

Syntax

self.onclose = function() { ... };

Example

The following code snippet shows an onclose handler set inside a worker:

self.onclose = function() {
  console.log('Your worker instance has been closed');
}

Specifications

This feature is no longer defined in any specifications.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 4Edge ? Firefox No support 3.5 — 50IE Full support YesOpera Full support 11.5Safari Full support 4WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support 40Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support 4 — 50Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 5.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, DomenicDenicola, Sheppy, teoli, chrisdavidmills, kscarfone
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