returnValue property indicates if the default action for this event has been prevented or not. It is set to
true by default, allowing the default action to occur. Setting this property to
false prevents the default action.
returnValue has been adopted into the DOM standard, it is present primarily to support existing code. You should use
defaultPrevented instead of this historical property.
event.returnValue = bool; var bool = event.returnValue;
A Boolean value which is
true if the event has not been canceled; otherwise, if the event has been canceled or the default has been prevented, the value is
The value returned by
returnValue is the opposite of the value returned by
returnValue was introduced into the DOM by Internet Explorer 6, and due to that browser's ubiquity became so commonly used that other browsers eventually implemented it as well. It has been adopted into the DOM specification, primarily to ensure that existing web content continues to function going forward.
New projects should generally avoid using
returnValue, although they may if they choose to do so.
The definition of 'returnValue' in that specification.
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