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


var lostCaptureHandler = target.onlostpointercpature;

Return value

The lostpointercapture event handler for element target.


function overHandler(ev) {
 // Determine the target event's lostpointercapture handler
 var lostCaptureHandler = ev.target.onlostpointercapture;
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 'onlostpointercapture' in that specification.
Working Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'onlostpointercapture' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 35[1] 59 (59) 10 -ms
? No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 35[1] 29.0 (29)[2] 10 -ms
? No support

[1] This was implemented in bug 248918.

[2] Supported behind the preference dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled, defaulting to false.


See also

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