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Network Information API


Provides an interface for web applications to access the underlying connection information of the device.

Is exposed on the Navigator object, and all instances of the Navigator type are defined to also implement the NetworkInformation interface.


 The main use case of the Network Information API is to allow applications to be gentle with the user's bandwidth when they know it is rare or expensive.


As of 25 June 2014:

  • Formal work on the Network Information spec has been stopped. The specification is now a W3C Note.
  • Both Chrome and Firefox have shipped Network Information under an experimental feedback channel.

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