ongotpointercapture is an EventHandler property of the Element interface that returns the event handler (function) for the gotpointercapture event type.


var gotCaptureHandler = target.ongotpointercpature;

Return value

The gotpointercapture event handler for element target.


function overHandler(ev) {
 // Determine the target event's gotpointercapture handler
 var gotCaptureHandler = ev.target.ongotpointercapture;
function init() {
 var el=document.getElementById("target");
 el.onpointerover = overHandler;
<body onload="init();">
<div id="target"> Touch me ... </div>


Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'ongotpointercapture' in that specification.
Working Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'ongotpointercapture' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support (Yes) (Yes) [1] 10 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 No support No support No support (Yes) No support No support 10 No support No support

[1] Implementation withdrawn. See bug 1166347.

See also

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