Document: createTouchList() method

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. 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.

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 Document.createTouchList() method creates and returns a new TouchList object.


createTouchList(touch1, touch2)
createTouchList(touch1, touch2, /* …, */ touchN)


touch1, …, touchN

Zero or more Touch objects. Note: Firefox also accepts an array of Touch objects.

Return value


A TouchList object containing the Touch objects specified by the touches parameter.


This example illustrates using the Document.createTouchList() method to create TouchList objects.

In following code snippet, some Touch objects are created for the target element and those touch points are then used to create some TouchList objects.

const target = document.getElementById("target");

// Create some touch points
const touch1 = document.createTouch(window, target, 1, 15, 20, 35, 40);
const touch2 = document.createTouch(window, target, 2, 25, 30, 45, 50);

// Create an empty TouchList objects
const list0 = document.createTouchList();

// Create a TouchList with only one Touch object
const list1 = document.createTouchList(touch1);

// Create a list with two Touch objects
const list2 = document.createTouchList(touch1, touch2);


This feature is not part of any current specification. It is no longer on track to become a standard.

Browser compatibility

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