The oncancel property of the GlobalEventHandlers mixin is an EventHandler for processing cancel events sent to a <dialog> element.

The cancel event fires when the user indicates a wish to dismiss a <dialog>. This event handler prevents the event from bubbling, so any parent handlers are not notified of the event.


target.oncancel = functionRef;


functionRef is a function name or a function expression. The function receives an Event object as its sole argument.

Only one oncancel handler can be assigned to an object at a time. You may prefer to use the EventTarget.addEventListener() method instead, since it's more flexible.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'oncancel' in that specification.
Living Standard

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