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

Is an event object always created after an event occurs on an element (mouseover, click)?

Is an event object always created after an event occurs on an element (mouseover, click), even if an event listener is not attached to the child or any ancestor element?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Funny question .. similar to "if no one is around to hear a tree falling in the forest, does it make any sound?" :wink:

It would probably depend on the specific JavaScript engine. But I would suspect that in the interest of efficiency, the event mechanisms (including event object creation) are bypassed when there are no listeners to process the event.