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This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Note: As of Gecko 25.0, this method has been renamed to Document.createTouch.


This method creates and returns a new Touch object.


var touch = DocumentTouch.createTouch(view, target, identifier, pageX, pageY,
                                      screenX, screenY);


Note: All parameters are optional.
The window in which the touch occurred.
The EventTarget for the touch.
The value for Touch.identifier.
The value for Touch.pageX.
The value for Touch.pageY.
The value for Touch.screenX.
The value for Touch.screenY.
Note: Previous versions of this method included the following additional parameters but those parameters are not included in either of the standards listed below. Consequently, these parameters should be considered deprecated and not used.
The value for Touch.clientX.
The value for Touch.clientY.
The value for Touch.radiusX.
The value for Touch.radiusY.
The value for Touch.rotationAngle.
The value for Touch.force.

Return value

A Touch object configured as described by the input parameters.


This example illustrates using the Document.createTouch() method to create Touch objects.

In following code snippet, two Touch objects are created for the target element.

var target = document.getElementById("target");

var touch1 = Document.createTouch(window, target, 1, 15, 20, 35, 40);
var touch2 = Document.createTouch(window, target, 2, 25, 30, 45, 50);


Specification Status Comment
Touch Events – Level 2
The definition of 'Document.createTouch()' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Deprecates this method.
Touch Events
The definition of 'Document.createTouch()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

We're converting our compatibility data into a machine-readable JSON format. This compatibility table still uses the old format, because we haven't yet converted the data it contains. Find out how you can help!

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 22.0[1] (Yes) 18.0 (18.0) No support No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes)[1] (Yes)[1] (Yes) (Yes) 6.0 (6.0) (Yes) 11 (Yes) (Yes)

[1] Staring in Chrome 59, all of the parameters are optional.

See also

Schlagwörter des Dokuments und Mitwirkende

 Zuletzt aktualisiert von: jpmedley,