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relatedTarget Event Attribute

Event Object Reference Event Object

Definition and Usage

The relatedTarget event attribute returns the element related to the element that triggered the event.

This attribute can be used with the mouseover event to indicate the element the cursor just exited, or with the mouseout event to indicate the element the cursor just entered.

Syntax

event.relatedTarget
 

Example

Example

The following example returns the element the cursor just exited:

<html>
<head>
<script>
function getRelElement(event)
  {
  var txt="The cursor just exited the ";
  txt=txt + event.relatedTarget.tagName + " element.";
  alert(txt);
  }
</script>
</head>
<body>

<p onmouseover="getRelElement(event)">
Mouse over this paragraph.</p>

</body>
</html>

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Event Object Reference Event Object

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