Non-standard
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.

Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The UIEvent.cancelBubble property indicates if event bubbling for this event has been canceled or not. It is set to false by default, allowing the event to bubble up the DOM, if it is a bubbleable event. Setting this property to true stops the event from bubbling up the DOM. Not all events are allowed to bubble up the DOM.

Use Event.stopPropagation() instead of this non-standard method.

Syntax

event.cancelBubble = bool;
var bool = event.cancelBubble;

Specifications

This property is not part of any specification. Although the similar Event.cancelBubble property was included in an old Working Draft of W3C DOM Level 2. Microsoft has a description of it on MSDN.

Browser compatibility

We're converting our compatibility data into a machine-readable JSON format. This compatibility table still uses the old format, because we haven't yet converted the data it contains. Find out how you can help!

Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Microsoft Edge Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

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