PointerEvents won't report non-standard and inconsistent values for fromElement and toElement fields. Instead, they will always report null (like Edge and Firefox). In MouseEvents (from which PointerEvents inherit these fields), .fromElement and .toElement are non-standard, and have been inconsistent among major browsers for many years. Moreover, we have standard and consistent alternatives already: .target and .relatedTarget. Recently the PointerEvents spec has been updated accordingly.




Specification link

Specification currently under development in a Working Group

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • Shipped/Shipping
  • No signal
  • No signals


Search tags

fromElement, toElement,

Last updated on 2022-01-14