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.




Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 68
  • Chrome for Android release 68
  • Android WebView release 68

Consensus & Standardization

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

  • Shipped/Shipping
  • Shipped/Shipping
  • No signal
  • No signals


Search tags

fromElement, toElement,

Last updated on 2020-11-09