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A global event handler for the pointerover event.


var overHandler = targetElement.onpointerover;

Return value

The pointerover event handler for element targetElement.


This example shows two ways to use onpointerover to set an element's pointerover event handler.

function overHandler(ev) {
 // Process the pointerover event
function init() {
 var el=document.getElementById("target1");
 el.onpointerover = overHandler;
<body onload="init();">
<div id="target1"> Touch me ... </div>
<div id="target2" onpointerover="overHandler(event)"> Touch me ... </div>


Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'onpointerover' in that specification.
Working Draft Non-stable version
Pointer Events
The definition of 'onpointerover' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 35[1] 59 (59) 10 -ms
? No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 35[1] 29.0 (29)[2] 10 -ms
? No support

[1] This was implemented in bug 248918.

[2] Supported behind the preference dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled, defaulting to false.

See also

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