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target Event Property

Event Object Reference Event Object

Definition and Usage

The target event property returns the element that triggered the event.

Syntax

event.target
 

Example

Example

The following example gets the element that triggered the event:

<html>
<head>

<script>
function myFunction(e)
  {
  alert(e.target);
  }
</script>

</head>
<body>

<p onclick="myFunction(event)">
Click on this paragraph. An alert box will
show which element triggered the event.</p>

</body>
</html>

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Event Object Reference Event Object

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