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The Event() constructor creates a new Event.


 event = new Event(typeArg, eventInit);


Is a DOMString representing the name of the event.
eventInit Optional
Is an EventInit dictionary, having the following fields:
  • "bubbles": (Optional) A Boolean indicating whether the event bubbles. The default is false.
  • "cancelable": (Optional) A Boolean indicating whether the event can be canceled. The default is false.
  • "composed": (Optional) A Boolean indicating whether the event will trigger listeners outside of a shadow root. The default is false. 


// create a look event that bubbles up and cannot be canceled

var evt = new Event("look", {"bubbles":true, "cancelable":false});

// event can be dispached from any elmement, not only the document


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'Event()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
BasicSupport 15.0 11 (11) No support 11.60 Nightly build (535.2)
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? (Yes) 11.0 (11) ? ? ? (Yes)

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