This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage 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 specification changes.

The abort event of the Fetch API is fired when a fetch request is aborted, i.e. using FetchController.abort().

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Target objects FetchSignal
Interface Event


var controller = new FetchController();
var signal = controller.signal;
signal.onabort = function() {
  console.log('Fetch request cancelled');


The abort event implements the Event interface — it has available the properties and methods defined on this interface.


Not part of a specification yet.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support

No support

No support No support[1] No support

No support

No support
Feature Android Android Webview Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support No support No support[1] No support No support No support No support

[1] Hidden behind a preference in 55+ Nightly. In about:config, you need to create two new boolean prefs — dom.fetchObserver.enabled and dom.fetchController.enabled — and set the values of both to true.

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