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Overview Table

Synchronous No
Bubbles No
Target dom/Element
Cancelable No
Default action ?
## Examples

The following code example shows how to handle the onabort event.

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
<svg id="outerSvgElement" width="600px" height="210px" version="1.1" xmlns=""
     xmlns:xlink=""> <!-- Required for xlink usage. -->
  <script type="application/ecmascript">
    function handleAbortEvent(evt) {
      // Handle the abort event here.

    window.onload = function() {
      var e = document.documentElement; // Root element is svg

        For the svg element, add an event listener for the onabort event.
        addEventListener parameters: event type, event listener pointer, 'false' = bubbling.
      e.addEventListener('SVGAbort', handleAbortEvent, false);



The onabort event occurs when page loading is stopped before an element is loaded completely. The target of the event is the svg element. The designated element stops loading. To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • The user presses the browser’s stop button before the element is loaded completely.


Standards information

Event handler parameters

pEvt [in]
Type: IDOMUIEventThe IDOMEvent object.

See also

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