Activate

Occurs when an element is activated, for instance, through a mouse click or a keypress.

General info

        Specification     DOM L3
               Interface     MouseEvent
                 Bubbles     Yes 
           Cancelable      Yes
                   Target       Element
   Default Action        Varies

Properties

 

Example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.2" baseProfile="tiny"
     xmlns:ev="http://www.w3.org/2001/xml-events"
     width="6cm" height="5cm" viewBox="0 0 600 500">

  <desc>Example: invoke an ECMAScript function from a DOMActivate event</desc>

  <!-- ECMAScript to change the radius -->
  <script type="application/ecmascript"><![CDATA[
    function change(evt) {
      var circle = evt.target;
      var currentRadius = circle.getFloatTrait("r");
      if (currentRadius == 100)
        circle.setFloatTrait("r", currentRadius * 2);
      else
        circle.setFloatTrait("r", currentRadius * 0.5);
    }
  ]]></script>

  <!-- Act on each DOMActivate event -->
  <circle cx="300" cy="225" r="100" fill="red">
    <handler type="application/ecmascript" ev:event="DOMActivate"> change(evt); </handler>
  </circle>

  <text x="300" y="480" font-family="Verdana" font-size="35" text-anchor="middle">
    Activate the circle to change its size
  </text>
</svg>

Browser compatibility

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