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HTML | DOM onsuspend Event

  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2021

The onsuspend event in HTML DOM occurs when the browser not getting media data. This event occurs when the media loading is suspended. This can happen when the download has completed, or it has been paused because of some interruption.
Events that occurs when some kind of disturbance comes in the loading process: 

  • onabort
  • onemptied
  • onerror
  • onstalled

Supported tags:

  • <audio> 
  • <video>


  • In HTML: 
<element onsuspend="Script">
  • In JavaScript: 
object.onsuspend = function(){Script};
  • In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method: 
object.addEventListener("suspend", Script);

Supported Tags: 

  • audio
  • video

Example: Using the addEventListener() method 


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML DOM onseeked Event
        <h1 style="color:green">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM onseeked Event</h2>
        <video controls id="videoID">
            <source src=
            "videoID").addEventListener("suspend", GFGfun);
        function GFGfun() {
                "Media loading suspended");



Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML DOM onsuspend Event are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Opera


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