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Note to users pre-0.6.0: Offline previously used a cloudfront hosted file as one of it's methods of detecting the connection status. This method is now deprecated and the image has been removed. Please upgrade to Offline 0.7.0+.
Improve the experience of your app when your users lose connection.
- Monitors ajax requests looking for failure
- Confirms the connection status by requesting an image or fake resource
- Automatically grabs ajax requests made while the connection is down and remakes them after the connection is restored.
- Simple UI with beautiful themes
- 3kb minified and compressed
If you'd like to get a peek at how it looks on your site, disconnect your internet, or try out the simulator.
Optionally, you can provide some configuration by setting
bringing in the script.
Options (any can be provided as a function), with their defaults:
// Should we check the connection status immediatly on page load.checkOnLoad: false// Should we monitor AJAX requests to help decide if we have a connection.interceptRequests: true// Should we automatically retest periodically when the connection is down (set to false to disable).reconnect:// How many seconds should we wait before rechecking.initialDelay: 3// How long should we wait between retries.delay: 15 * last delay capped at 1 hour// Should we store and attempt to remake requests which fail while the connection is down.requests: true// Should we show a snake game while the connection is down to keep the user entertained?// It's not included in the normal build, you should bring in js/snake.js in addition to// offline.min.js.game: false
Offline.check(): Check the current status of the connection.
Offline.state: The current state of the connection 'up' or 'down'
Offline.on(event, handler, context): Bind an event. Events:
- up: The connection has gone from down to up
- down: The connection has gone from up to down
- confirmed-up: A connection test has succeeded, fired even if the connection was already up
- confirmed-down: A connection test has failed, fired even if the connection was already down
- checking: We are testing the connection
- reconnect:started: We are beginning the reconnect process
- reconnect:stopped: We are done attempting to reconnect
- reconnect:tick: Fired every second during a reconnect attempt, when a check is not happening
- reconnect:connecting: We are reconnecting now
- reconnect:failure: A reconnect check attempt failed
- requests:flush: Any pending requests have been remade
- requests:capture: A new request is being held
Offline.off(event, handler): Unbind an event
By default, Offline makes an XHR request to load your
/favicon.ico to check the connection. If you don't
have such a file, it will 404 in the console, but otherwise work fine (even a 404 means the connection is up).
You can change the URL it hits (an endpoint which will respond with a quick 204 is perfect):
Offlineoptions = checks: xhr: url: '/connection-test';
Make sure that the URL you check has the same origin as your page (the connection method, domain and port all must be the same), or you
will run into CORS issues. You can add
Access-Control headers to the endpoint to fix it on modern browsers, but it will still cause issues on
IE9 and below.
If you do want to run tests on a different domain, try the image method. It loads an image, which are allowed to cross domains.
Offlineoptions = checks: image: url: 'my-image.gif' active: 'image'
The one caveat is that with the image method, we can't distinguish a 404 from a genuine connection issue, so any error at all will appear to Offline as a connection issue.
Offline also includes a check called
'up' and another called
'down' which will always report being up or down respectively for
testing. You can activate them by setting the
active option, adding a data attribute to your script tag with the name
data-simulate and value
'down', or by setting
The reconnect module automatically retests the connection periodically when it is down.
A successful AJAX request will also trigger a silent recheck (if
interceptRequests is not false).
You can disable the reconnect module by setting the
reconnect to false. Reconnect can be
configured by setting options on the reconnect setting.
The requests module holds any failed AJAX requests and, after deduping them, remakes them when the connection is restored.
You can disable it by setting the
requests setting to false.
You can also set deDupBody to be true if you want deduping to also take into account the content of the request.
Modern Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE8+
Note that not all browsers (including Safari and old IE) support the offline events, forcing Offline to use less accurate methods of detection.