Event

The Event interface represents any event of the DOM. It contains common properties and methods to any event.

A lot of other interfaces inherits, directly or not, from this base interface:

Constructor

Event() (en-US)
Creates an Event object.

Properties

This interface doesn't inherit any property.

Event.bubbles (en-US) Read only
A boolean indicating whether the event bubbles up through the DOM or not.
Event.cancelable (en-US) Read only
A boolean indicating whether the event is cancelable.
Event.currentTarget (en-US) Read only
A reference to the currently registered target for the event.
Event.defaultPrevented (en-US) Read only
Indicates whether or not event.preventDefault() (en-US) has been called on the event.
Event.eventPhase (en-US) Read only
Indicates which phase of the event flow is being processed.
Event.explicitOriginalTarget (en-US) This API has not been standardized. Read only
The explicit original target of the event (Mozilla-specific).
Event.originalTarget (en-US) This API has not been standardized. Read only
The original target of the event, before any retargetings (Mozilla-specific).
Event.target (en-US) Read only
A reference to the target to which the event was originally dispatched.
Event.timeStamp (en-US) Read only
The time that the event was created.
Event.type (en-US) Read only
The name of the event (case-insensitive).
Event.isTrusted (en-US) Read only
Indicates whether or not the event was initiated by the browser (after a user click for instance) or by a script (using an event creation method, like event.initEvent)

Methods

This interface doesn't inherit any method.

Event.initEvent() (en-US) This deprecated API should no longer be used, but will probably still work.
Initializes the value of an Event created. If the event has already being dispatched, this method does nothing.
Event.preventBubble() This API has not been standardized. Obsolete since Gecko 24
Prevents the event from bubbling. Obsolete, use event.stopPropagation (en-US) instead.
Event.preventCapture() This API has not been standardized. Obsolete since Gecko 24
Obsolete, use event.stopPropagation (en-US) instead.
Event.preventDefault() (en-US)
Cancels the event (if it is cancelable).
Event.stopImmediatePropagation() (en-US)
For this particular event, no other listener will be called. Neither those attached on the same element, nor those attached on elements which will be traversed later (in capture phase, for instance)
Event.stopPropagation() (en-US)
Stops the propagation of events further along in the DOM.
Event.getPreventDefault() This API has not been standardized.
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See also