Event.target

Event interface의 target 속성은  event가 전달한 객체에 대한 참조입니다. 이는 이벤트의 버블링 또는 캡처 단계에서 이벤트 핸들러를 호출하는 Event.currentTarget (en-US)와 다릅니다.

Syntax

theTarget = event.target

Value

EventTarget

Example

event.target 속성을 사용하여 event delegation을 구현할 수 있습니다.

// Make a list
var ul = document.createElement('ul');
document.body.appendChild(ul);

var li1 = document.createElement('li');
var li2 = document.createElement('li');
ul.appendChild(li1);
ul.appendChild(li2);

function hide(e){
  // e.target refers to the clicked <li> element
  // This is different than e.currentTarget which would refer to the parent <ul> in this context
  e.target.style.visibility = 'hidden';
}

// Attach the listener to the list
// It will fire when each <li> is clicked
ul.addEventListener('click', hide, false);

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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Compatibility notes

On IE 6-8 the event model is different. Event listeners are attached with the non-standard EventTarget.attachEvent (en-US) method. In this model, the event object has a Event.srcElement (en-US) property, instead of the target property, and it has the same semantics as event.target.

function hide(e) {
  // Support IE6-8
  var target = e.target || e.srcElement;
  target.style.visibility = 'hidden';
}

See also