broadcastchannel-polyfill

1.0.1 • Public • Published

BroadcastChannel polyfill

This is a polyfill for BroadcastChannel.

It is just a published copy of Joshua Bell's gist (since broadcast-channel polyfill won't work for our project).

It requires Message Channel support, so should work in:

  • Chrome 4+
  • Safari 5+
  • Opera 11.5+

Does not work in:

  • Firefox 37- (neither BroadcastChannel nor MessageChannel)
  • IE (??)

Caveats

  • The real API should let you transmit anything which can copied by the structured cloning algorithm. This polyfill only copies things using JSON.stringify()/JSON.parse() so it is much more limited.
  • This polyfill uses DOM Storage (localStorage) and storage events. DOM Storage is a synchronous API and so may cause performance issues in pages. In addition, it is not exposed to Workers. Therefore, the polyfill will not function in Workers.
  • Unique storage keys are used for each message, and are cleaned up a few hundred milliseconds after transmission. This is a total hack and may result in the messages failing to be received (if the write and delete are coalesced) or persisting (if the cleanup is prevented by page close).

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npm i broadcastchannel-polyfill

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