React – onClick captures children as target rather than parent

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I placed  some data in the parent div that I wanted to use when the div was clicked.

Using event.target was not working because I was getting the children elements as the target and not the parent div as I wanted.


div  onClick={this.handleClick} name={item.name}  //want this as event target h2 
Welcome h2
h3 {item.name} h3
h4 Item found in: {Item.location} h4
/div

 

The fix was below:


handleClick = (event)=>{
event.preventDefault();
console.log(event.currentTarget);
const target = event.target

 

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