Element: DOMActivate event

Deprecated
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. 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.

The DOMActivate event is fired at an element when it becomes active, such as when it is clicked on using the mouse or a keypress is used to navigate to it.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Interface MouseEvent

Examples

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.2" baseProfile="tiny"
     xmlns:ev="http://www.w3.org/2001/xml-events"
     width="6cm" height="5cm" viewBox="0 0 600 500">

  <desc>Example: invoke an ECMAScript function from a DOMActivate event</desc>

  <!-- ECMAScript to change the radius -->
  <script type="application/ecmascript"><![CDATA[
    function change(evt) {
      var circle = evt.target;
      var currentRadius = circle.getFloatTrait("r");
      if (currentRadius == 100)
        circle.setFloatTrait("r", currentRadius * 2);
      else
        circle.setFloatTrait("r", currentRadius * 0.5);
    }
  ]]></script>

  <!-- Act on each DOMActivate event -->
  <circle cx="300" cy="225" r="100" fill="red">
    <handler type="application/ecmascript" ev:event="DOMActivate"> change(evt); </handler>
  </circle>

  <text x="300" y="480" font-family="Verdana" font-size="35" text-anchor="middle">
    Activate the circle to change its size
  </text>
</svg>

Specifications

Specification Status
UI Events
The definition of 'DOMActivate' in that specification.
Working Draft

Browser compatibility

Update compatibility data on GitHub
DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
DOMActivate event
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support YesEdge No support NoFirefox Full support YesIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support YesWebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

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