jQuery event.target Property

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jQuery event.target Property

The jQuery event.target property returns which DOM element initiated the event.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery event.target Property</h1> <p>Click on this paragraph</p> <div>Click on this div</div> <p>You clicked : <strong></strong></p> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("body").click(function(e){ $("strong").text(e.target.nodeName); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

event.target;

Browser Support

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