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

No compatibility data found. Please contribute data for "api.Element.DOMActivate_event" (depth: 1) to the MDN compatibility data repository.

See also

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