Gets the element that is the original target of the event.
Note: This property is read-only.
var originalTargetElement = event.target;
Returns an object of type DOM NodeDOM Node
The original target element of the event.
Use this property to determine the original element on which the event was dispatched.
The currentTarget property returns the element that the event handlers are being processed for during the capturing and bubbling phases.
- DOM Level 3 Events
- Working Draft
Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]