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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.

Event.srcElement is a proprietary alias for the standard property. It is specific to old versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer.


Not part of any specification.

Microsoft has a description on MSDN.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support [1] (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) No support [1] ? ? ?

[1]: bug 453968

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