Deprecated
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.

Summary

This method creates and returns a new Touch object.

Syntax

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

Parameters

Note: All parameters are optional.
view
The window in which the touch occurred.
target
The EventTarget for the touch.
identifier
The value for Touch.identifier.
pageX
The value for Touch.pageX.
pageY
The value for Touch.pageY.
screenX
The value for Touch.screenX.
screenY
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.
clientX
The value for Touch.clientX.
clientY
The value for Touch.clientY.
radiusX
The value for Touch.radiusX.
radiusY
The value for Touch.radiusY.
rotationAngle
The value for Touch.rotationAngle.
force
The value for Touch.force.

Return value

touch
A Touch object configured as described by the input parameters.

Example

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);

Specifications

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

  
Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 22.0(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) (Yes) (Yes)(Yes) 6.0 (6.0) (Yes) 11 (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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