The navigator read-only property of the WorkerGlobalScope interface returns the WorkerNavigator associated with the worker. It is a specific navigator object, mostly a subset of the Navigator for browsing scopes, but adapted to workers.


var navigatorObj = self.navigator;


A WorkerNavigator object.


If you call the following


inside a worker (which would basically be the equivalent of self.console.log(self.navigator);, as these are being called on the worker scope, which can be referenced with WorkerGlobalScope.self), you will get a WorkerNavigator object written to the console — something like the following:

Object {onLine: true, userAgent: "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_1) Ap…ML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.93 Safari/537.36", product: "Gecko", platform: "MacIntel", appVersion: "5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_1) AppleWebKi…ML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.93 Safari/537.36"…}
    appCodeName: "Mozilla"
    appName: "Netscape"
    appVersion: "5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.93 Safari/537.36"
    hardwareConcurrency: 4
    onLine: true
    platform: "MacIntel"
    product: "Gecko"
    userAgent: "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.93 Safari/537.36"
    __proto__: Object

You could use this navigator object to return more information about the runtime envinronment, as you might do with a normal Navigator object.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'navigator' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
navigatorChrome Full support 4Edge Full support 17Firefox Full support 3.5IE Full support YesOpera Full support 11.5Safari Full support 4WebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 40Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 5.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


Full support
Full support

See also