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A global event handler for the pointercancel event.


var cancelHandler = targetElement.onpointercancel;

Return value

The pointercancel event handler for element targetElement.


This example shows two ways to use onpointercancel to set an element's pointercancel event handler.

function cancelHandler(ev) {
 // Process the pointercancel event
function init() {
 var el=document.getElementById("target1");
 el.onpointercancel = cancelHandler;
<body onload="init();">
<div id="target1"> Touch me ... </div>
<div id="target2" onpointercancel="cancelHandler(event)"> Touch me ... </div>


Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'onpointercancel' in that specification.
Working Draft Non-stable version
Pointer Events
The definition of 'onpointercancel' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support35 Yes





? No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support3535 Yes291 ? No ?

1. From version 29: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

2. Supported as onmspointercancel.

See also

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