The error event is fired when an error has occurred; the exact circumstances vary, events by this name are used from a variety of APIs.

General info

Specification Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
Interface UIEvent if generated by a user interface element, MediaRecorderErrorEvent if generated by the MediaStream Recording API, and Event otherwise.
Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Target Element
Default Action None


Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only Boolean Whether the event normally bubbles or not.
cancelable Read only Boolean Whether the event is cancellable or not.
view Read only WindowProxy document.defaultView (window of the document)
detail Read only long (float) 0.

For MediaStream Recording events

These events are of type MediaRecorderErrorEvent.

Inherits properties from its parent interface, Event.

error Read only
A DOMException containing information about the error that occurred. Read only.

See also

Events sent to Window.onerror and Element.onerror
Events sent to HTMLMediaElement, including <audio> and <video>
Events sent to MediaRecorder.onerror, of type MediaRecorderErrorEvent

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