Event.stopPropagation()

The stopPropagation() method of the Event interface prevents further propagation of the current event in the capturing and bubbling phases.

Additional Notes: It does not stop any default behaviours (such as link clicks). If want to stop default behaviours, see Event.preventDefault().

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.

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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stopPropagationChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 9Opera Full support 7Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 10.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0

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