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HTML | DOM touchstart Event

  • Last Updated : 28 Jul, 2021

The touchstart event is used to execute a script whenever the user touches an HTML element. On touching a particular element, if the touchstart event is associated with it, it can be used to trigger a javascript function. 
Note: The touchstart event works only on touch screen devices.
Supported Tags

  • All HTML  element supported this event.

Syntax : 

object.ontouchstart = myScript;

Below program illustrates the touchstart event :
Program: Executing a JavaScript when a user touches a P element.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>touchstart event in HTML</title>
            font-family: Impact;
    <h2>touchstart event</h2><br>
    <!-- On touching this P element, the start()
        function is trigerred -->
    <p ontouchstart="start()">
        Touch somewhere in the paragraph to
        trigger a function.
    <p id="test"></p>
    function start()
        document.getElementById("test").innerHTML =
                    "Paragraph has been touched";


After touching the screen 

Supported Web Browsers 

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


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