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    Event.stopPropagation()

    Prevents further propagation of the current event.

    Syntax

    event.stopPropagation();

    Example

    See Example 5: Event Propagation in the Examples chapter for a more detailed example of this method and event propagation in the DOM.

    Notes

    See the DOM specification for the explanation of event flow. (The DOM Level 3 Events draft has an illustration.)

    preventDefault is a complementary method that can be used to prevent the default action of the event from happening.

    Specification

    DOM Level 3 Events: stopPropagation

    Browser Compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 9 (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) ? (Yes) (Yes)