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CompositionEvent.data

The data read-only property of the CompositionEvent interface returns the characters generated by the input method that raised the event; its exact nature varies depending on the type of event that generated the CompositionEvent object.

Syntax

 myData = CompositionEvent.data

Value

A DOMString representing the event data:

  • For compositionstart events, this is the currently selected text that will be replaced by the string being composed. This value doesn't change even if content changes the selection range; rather, it indicates the string that was selected when composition started.
  • For compositionupdate, this is the string as it stands currently as editing is ongoing.
  • For compositionend events, this is the string as committed to the editor.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
The definition of 'data' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 9.0 (9.0) (Yes) No support ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) 9.0 (9.0) ? ? ?

See also

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