ServiceWorkerGlobalScope#serviceWorker to get a service worker object corresponding to a worker itself

This allows a service worker to get its ServiceWorker object with self.serviceWorker in a service worker script and its current state with self.serviceWorker.state in the script.

A service worker instance currently has no way to get its current lifecycle state. There's a bit of a hack one can do where you keep track of the current event as a global variable but that's error prone and doesn't capture the waiting periods correctly. The best way to solve this would be to just allow a service worker to get its ServiceWorker object in a service worker script.




Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 79
  • Chrome for Android release 79
  • Android WebView release 79

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


Intent to Prototype url

Intent to Prototype thread

Last updated on 2020-08-01