Event.cancelBubble

The cancelBubble property of the Event interface is a historical alias to Event.stopPropagation(). 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.

Syntax

event.cancelBubble = bool;
var bool = event.cancelBubble;

Value

Either true or false.

Example

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

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-event-cancelbubble①

Browser compatibility

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