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stopImmediatePropagation vs stopPropagation

The stopImmediatePropagation() method prevents the event from bubbling up to the parent elements like the stopPropagation() method does. However, it prevents other listeners of the same event from being called.

Let's say that we attach different listeners that handle the same event to the same element. When the event occurs, the listeners are executed in the same order as they were added.

If we call the stopImmediatePropagation() method in a given listener, then the remaining listeners will not be called.

In the following sample code, there are 3 listeners that handle the click event of a button represented by button.

button.addEventListener('click', function () {

button.addEventListener('click', function (e) {

button.addEventListener('click', function () {

Clicking the button will print foo and bar in the Console. We won't see baz because the last listener isn't called.

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