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.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes9 Yes No ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes9 ? ? ?

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