HTMLMediaElement: abort event

The abort event is fired when the resource was not fully loaded, but not as the result of an error.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler property onabort


const video = document.querySelector('video');
const videoSrc = 'https://path/to/video.webm';

video.addEventListener('abort', () => {
  console.log(`Abort loading: ${videoSrc}`);

const source = document.createElement('source');
source.setAttribute('src', videoSrc);
source.setAttribute('type', 'video/webm');



Specification Status
HTML Living Standard Living Standard
HTML5 Recommendation

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
abort eventChrome Full support YesEdge Full support ≤79Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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