Web Worker: Implement the name option for workers

Fixed Issue #11993715


Domenic D.
May 12, 2017
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We added names to dedicated workers in HTML, mainly for debugging purposes, based on a WebKit request: https://github.com/whatwg/html/commit/3bb652169741d5dd94d7f1b390f6491e38d640cb. This is also tied up in the WorkerOptions version of the Worker constructor used for module workers, but it’s possible to implement just the name part of WorkerOptions without any module stuff.


The actual spec PR was merged a bit prematurely; multiple vendors were on board with the idea, but not everyone got a chance to review the final proposed API shape. So if there are objections please let us know and we can revise the spec or revert it.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    • Note that we just changed the spec to make it [Replaceable], to avoid compatibility problem Firefox discovered while implementing. The tests are updated to reflect this minor change.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “Steve B.”

      Changed Title from “Implement the name option for workers” to “Web Worker: Implement the name option for workers”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Fixed”

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