Event.stopPropagation()

The stopPropagation() method of the Event interface prevents further propagation of the current event in the capturing and bubbling phases. It does not, however, prevent any default behaviors from occurring; for instance, clicks on links are still processed. If you want to stop those behaviors, see the preventDefault() method.

Syntax

event.stopPropagation();

Parameters

None.

Return value

undefined.

Examples

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Event.stopPropagation()' in that specification.
Living Standard
DOM4
The definition of 'Event.stopPropagation()' in that specification.
Obsolete
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Events Specification
The definition of 'Event.stopPropagation()' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also