Treat Document Level Touch Event Listeners as Passive

AddEventListenerOptions defaults passive to false. With this change touchstart and touchmove listeners added to the document will default to passive:true (so that calls to preventDefault will be ignored).. If the value is explicitly provided in the AddEventListenerOptions it will continue having the value specified by the page. This is behind a flag starting in Chrome 54, and enabled by default in Chrome 56. See


Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 56
  • Chrome for Android release 56
  • Android WebView release 56

Consensus & Standardization

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

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Last updated on 2017-08-11