target Event Property
Get the element that triggered a specific event:
More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
The target event property returns the element that triggered the event.
The target property gets the element on which the event originally occurred, opposed to the currentTarget property, which always refers to the element whose event listener triggered the event.
The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.
|Return Value:||A reference to the object on which the event originally occured|
|DOM Version:||DOM Level 2 Events|
Using the event.target property together with the element.tagName property to find out which element triggered a specified event:
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