gesturestart

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.

The gesturestart event is a proprietary WebKit-specific event which is fired when multiple fingers contact the touch surface, thus starting a new gesture. During the gesture, gesturechange events will be fired. When the gesture has ended, a gestureend event will be fired.

General info

Specification
Not part of any specification. Apple has a description at the Safari Developer Library
Interface
GestureEvent
Bubbles
Unknown
Cancelable
Unknown
Target
Element
Default Action
Unknown

Global event handler

GlobalEventHandlers.ongesturestart

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Microsoft Edge Opera Safari
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support 9.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support No support No support 2.0

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