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#6860 closed enhancement (invalid)

Opened August 03, 2010 01:40AM UTC

Closed August 04, 2010 01:07AM UTC

Documentation for event.originalTarget

Reported by: josh.oxide Owned by:
Priority: Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: event Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: event,documentation Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I recently came across a use case for event.originalTarget, and it would have been nice had documentation existed on the site detailing that it existed, and how to use it.

The use case was that I was binding a click event to an a tag, but I only wanted it to fire if what was clicked was the a element itself, and not any of its children. (It contained some form elements).

Example code:

$('a').click(function(event) {
    if(event.originalTarget == this) {
        //Whatever you actually want to do
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Changed August 04, 2010 01:07AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Despite the property being added in #2814, event.originalTarget isn't a standard event property and should be removed. Perhaps works for this situation?

Since it's not supported cross-browser you shouldn't depend on it being there.