The mousedown event is fired when a pointing device button is pressed on an element.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Interface MouseEvent
Event handler property onmousedown


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

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