The streams APIs provide ubiquitous, interoperable primitives for creating, composing, and consuming streams of data. This change permits an underlying sink to rapidly abort an ongoing write or close when requested by the writer.


Previously, when writer.abort() was called, a long-running write would still have to continue to completion before the stream could be aborted. With this change, the write can be aborted immediately. In addition to being exposed to streams authored in JavaScript, this facility will also be used by platform-provided streams such as WebTransport.


Specification link

Final published standard: Recommendation, Living Standard, Candidate Recommendation, or similar final form

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


Last updated on 2022-01-10