Performance

The Performance interface provides access to performance-related information for the current page. It's part of the High Resolution Time API, but is enhanced by the Performance Timeline API, the Navigation Timing API, the User Timing API, and the Resource Timing API.

An object of this type can be obtained by calling the Window.performance (en-US) read-only attribute.

Note: This interface and its members are available in Web Workers, except where indicated below. Also note that performance markers and measures are per context. If you create a mark on the main thread (or other worker), you cannot see it in a worker thread, and vice versa.

Properties

The Performance interface doesn't inherit any properties.

Performance.navigation (en-US) Read only
A PerformanceNavigation (en-US) object that provides useful context about the operations included in the times listed in timing, including whether the page was a load or a refresh, how many redirections occurred, and so forth.
  Performance.timing Read only
A PerformanceTiming (en-US) object containing latency-related performance information. Not available in workers.
performance.memory (en-US)
A non-standard extension added in Chrome, this property provides an object with basic memory usage information. You should not use this non-standard API.
Performance.timeOrigin (en-US) Read only  
Returns the high resolution timestamp of the start time of the performance measurement.

Event handlers

Performance.onresourcetimingbufferfull (en-US)
An EventTarget which is a callback that will be called when the resourcetimingbufferfull event is fired.

Methods

The Performance interface doesn't inherit any methods.

Performance.clearMarks() (en-US)
Removes the given mark from the browser's performance entry buffer.
Performance.clearMeasures() (en-US)
Removes the given measure from the browser's performance entry buffer.
Performance.clearResourceTimings() (en-US)
Removes all performance entries (en-US) with a entryType (en-US) of "resource" from the browser's performance data buffer.
Performance.getEntries() (en-US)
Returns a list of PerformanceEntry (en-US) objects based on the given filter.
Performance.getEntriesByName() (en-US)
Returns a list of PerformanceEntry (en-US) objects based on the given name and entry type.
Performance.getEntriesByType() (en-US)
Returns a list of PerformanceEntry (en-US) objects of the given entry type.
Performance.mark() (en-US)
Creates a timestamp (en-US) in the browser's performance entry buffer with the given name.
Performance.measure() (en-US)
Creates a named timestamp (en-US) in the browser's performance entry buffer between two specified marks (known as the start mark and end mark, respectively).
Performance.now() (en-US)
Returns a DOMHighResTimeStamp (en-US) representing the number of milliseconds elapsed since a reference instant.
Performance.setResourceTimingBufferSize() (en-US)
Sets the browser's resource timing buffer size to the specified number of "resource" type (en-US) performance entry (en-US) objects.
Performance.toJSON() (en-US)
Is a jsonizer returning a json object representing the Performance object.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
High Resolution Time Level 3
The definition of 'timeOrigin' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Defines timeOrigin property.
High Resolution Time Level 2
The definition of 'toJSON()' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines toJson() method.
High Resolution Time
The definition of 'Performance' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines now() method.
Navigation Timing
The definition of 'Performance' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines timing and navigation properties.
Performance Timeline Level 2
The definition of 'Performance extensions' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Changes getEntries() interface.
Performance Timeline
The definition of 'Performance extensions' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines getEntries(), getEntriesByType() and getEntriesByName() methods.
Resource Timing Level 1
The definition of 'Performance extensions' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Defines clearResourceTimings() and setResourceTimingBufferSize() methods and the onresourcetimingbufferfull property.
User Timing Level 2
The definition of 'Performance extensions' in that specification.
Working Draft Clarifies mark(), clearMark(), measure() and clearMeasure() methods.
User Timing
The definition of 'Performance extensions' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines mark(), clearMark(), measure() and clearMeasure() methods.

Browser compatibility

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