Previously in PointerEvents spec v1 ( we had ongotpointercapture and onlostpointercapture attributes as part of the Element. Now we are moving them to GlobalEventHandlers to make them consistent with the other on'event' attributes as the capture events will also bubble similar to other events. Note that this way of listening to the events through on'event' attributes are legacy and should not be mostly used. But this change makes sure they are all consistent.


Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 57
  • Chrome for Android release 57

Consensus & Standardization

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

  • No signal
  • Positive
  • No signal
  • No signals



ongotpointercapture, onlostpointercapture, GlobalEventHandlers, Pointerevent

Last updated on 2020-11-09