Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

 

The original target of the event before any retargetings. (Mozilla-specific)

In presence of XBL anonymous content this will be the anonymous node the event originally fired on. See Anonymous Content#Event_Flow_and_Targeting for more details.

Note: originalTarget may also be native anonymous content (see bug 208427), in which case it's useless for non-privileged code.

See also Comparison of Event Targets

Example

Need an example that makes sense here

Specification

This is a Mozilla-specific property. Defined in /dom/public/idl/events/nsIDOMNSEvent.idl

This event property is not defined in the W3.org DOM Level 2 Events

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support YesIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

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