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HTML | DOM touchcancel Event

  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2021

The touchcancel event is used to execute a script when the touch event gets interrupted. 
It is considered a good practice to include the touchcancel event to clean up the code if the devices interrupt a touch event at different actions.
Supported Tags 

  • All HTML elements supported by this event.

Supported Tags

  • <details>


object.ontouchcancel = myScript;

Below program illustrates the touchcancel event : 
Example-1: Executing a JavaScript when a touch is interrupted. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>touchcancel Event in HTML</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>touchcancel Event</h2>
    <p ontouchcancel="cancel()">
      Touch somewhere in the paragraph while
      you do something that will interrupt the event.</p>
    <p id="test"></p>
        function cancel() {
              "test").innerHTML =
              "Touch Cancelled due to interruption";

Before touching the screen: 

After touching the screen: 

Supported Browsers: 

  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox


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