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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Responding to User Interaction Event Bubbling and Delegation

Amandeep Pasricha
Amandeep Pasricha
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Can an event occur on an element without an event listener being attached to it?

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So, I’m not sure there’s a simple answer to your question - it depends on what you mean.

Events are part of the DOM, and every HTML element has a set of events that can trigger JavaScript. So in a sense, a click is still a click, but without a listener it won’t have any code to execute. In a way, you can think of events as things that happen to html elements, and JavaScript can then react.

Hopefully that helps, but let me know if I can help clarify. Happy coding!