The workerStart read-only property of the PerformanceResourceTiming interface returns a DOMHighResTimeStamp immediately before dispatching the FetchEvent if a Service Worker thread is already running, or immediately before starting the Service Worker thread if it is not already running. If the resource is not intercepted by a Service Worker the property will always return 0.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.




A DOMHighResTimeStamp.


In the following example, the value of the *Start and *End properties of all "resource" type events are logged.

function print_PerformanceEntries() {
  // Use getEntriesByType() to just get the "resource" events
  var p = performance.getEntriesByType("resource");
  for (var i=0; i < p.length; i++) {
function print_start_and_end_properties(perfEntry) {
  // Print timestamps of the PerformanceEntry *start and *end properties
  properties = ["connectStart", "connectEnd",
                "domainLookupStart", "domainLookupEnd",
                "redirectStart", "redirectEnd",
                "responseStart", "responseEnd",

  for (var i=0; i < properties.length; i++) {
    // check each property
    var supported = properties[i] in perfEntry;
    if (supported) {
      var value = perfEntry[properties[i]];
      console.log("... " + properties[i] + " = " + value);
    } else {
      console.log("... " + properties[i] + " = NOT supported");


Specification Status Comment
Resource Timing Level 2
The definition of 'workerStart' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
workerStartChrome Full support 43Edge Full support 16Firefox Full support 58IE No support NoOpera Full support 32Safari Full support 11WebView Android Full support 43Chrome Android Full support 43Firefox Android Full support 58Opera Android Full support 32Safari iOS Full support 11Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


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