HTML DOM stopPropagation() Event method

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The HTML DOM stopPropagation() event method is used for stopping the propagation of the given element. This means that clicking on the parent element won’t propagate to children and clicking on the children elements won’t propagate to parent using the stopPropagtion() method. The event propagation is also called event bubbling.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for the stopPropagation() event method −

event.stopPropagation()

Example

Let us look at the example for the stopPropagation() event method −

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
   #DIV_1 {
      background: lightpink;
      width:130px;
      height:130px;
      margin-left:40%;
      text-align:center;
   }
   #IMG_1 {
      width:100px;
      height:100px;
      position:relative;
      left:5px;
   }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<h1>stopPropagation() method example</h1>
<div id="DIV_1" onclick="OuterDiv()">
DIV ELEMENT
<img onclick="InnerImg(event)" id="IMG_1" src="https://www.tutorialspoint.com/hibernate/images/hibernate-mini-logo.jpg">
</div>
Stop propagation:
<input type="checkbox" id="check">
<script>
   function InnerImg(event) {
      confirm("Inner Image is clicked");
      if (document.getElementById("check").checked) {
         event.stopPropagation();
      }
   }
   function OuterDiv() {
      confirm("Outer div is clicked");
   }
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

On clicking the Image element inside the div element without clicking first on stop propagation method −

On clicking “Ok” above −

On checking the stop propagation checkbox and then clicking on the inner image −

raja
Published on 19-Aug-2019 13:02:45
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