Event: cancelBubble property

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.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

The cancelBubble property of the Event interface is deprecated. Use Event.stopPropagation() instead. Setting its value to true before returning from an event handler prevents propagation of the event. In later implementations, setting this to false does nothing. See Browser compatibility for details.


A boolean value. The value true means that the event must not be propagated further.


elem.onclick = (event) => {
  // Do cool things here
  event.cancelBubble = true;


DOM Standard
# ref-for-dom-event-cancelbubble①

Browser compatibility

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