Event.srcElement

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.

Initially implemented in Internet Explorer, Event.srcElement is a now-standard alias (defined in the DOM Standard but flagged as "historical") for the Event.target property. It's supported in all major browser engines, but only for compatibility reasons. Use Event.target instead.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Event.srcElement' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
srcElement
Deprecated
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 62IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 62Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also