The stopPropagation() method of the Event interface prevents further propagation of the current event in the capturing and bubbling phases.

Syntax

event.stopPropagation();

Example

See Example 5: Event Propagation in the Examples chapter for a more detailed example of this method and event propagation in the DOM.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Event.stopPropagation()' in that specification.
Living Standard  
DOM4
The definition of 'Event.stopPropagation()' in that specification.
Obsolete  
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Events Specification
The definition of 'Event.stopPropagation()' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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stopPropagationChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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Full support
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Compatibility unknown

See also