This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

The TextDecoder.encoding read-only property returns a DOMString containing the name of the decoding algorithm used by the specific decoder.

It can be one of the following values:


b = decoder.decoding;


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'TextDecoder.encoding' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 38.0 19.0 (19.0) [1] Not supported 25 Not supported
Available in Web Workers 38.0 20.0 (20.0) Not supported 25 Not supported
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support Not supported 38.0 19.0 (19.0) [1] 1.0.1 (19.0) Not supported ? Not supported 38.0
Available in Web Workers Not supported 38.0 20.0 (20.0) 1.0.1 (20.0) Not supported ? Not supported 38.0

[1] An earlier, and slightly different, version of the specification was implemented in Firefox 18.

See also


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API Encoding Experimental Expérimental Property TextDecoder