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The ontouchstart is a global event handler for the touchend event.

Note: This property has not been formally standardized. It is specified in the Touch Events – Level 2 Draft specification and not in Touch Events Recommendation. This property is not widely implemented.


var endHandler = targetElement.ontouchend;

Return value

The touchend event handler for element targetElement.


This example shows two ways to use ontouchend to set an element's touchend event handler.

function endTouch(ev) {
  // Process the event
function init() {
  let el = document.getElementById('target1');
  el.ontouchend = endTouch;

<body onload="init();">
  <div id="target1"> Touch me ... </div>
  <div id="target2" ontouchend="endTouch(event)"> Touch me ... </div>


Specification Status Comment
Touch Events – Level 2 Draft Non-stable version.

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