The halt Command

Syntax

halt [the event['s]] (bubbling|default)
exit

Description

The halt command prevents an event from bubbling and/or from performing its default action.

The form halt the event will halt both the bubbling and default for the event, but continue execution of the event handler

The form halt the event's (bubbling|default) will halt both the bubbling or the default for the event, but continue execution of the event handler

The form halt will halt both the bubbling and default for the event and exit the current event handler, acting the same as the exit command.

The form halt (bubbling|default) will halt either the bubbling or the default for the event and exit the current event handler, acting the same as the exit command.

Examples

<script type="text/hyperscript">
on mousedown
  halt the event -- prevent text selection...
  -- do other stuff...
end
</script>