sajad torkamani

In a nutshell refers to the element that triggered the event (usually the innermost element).

event.currentTarget refers to the element to which the event handler was attached.

For example, if an event registered on a <div> element bubbles up from a nested <button> element, the will be <button> whilst the event.currentTarget will be <div>.

const divEl = document.querySelector('div')

divEl.addEventListener('click', (event) => {
  console.log('event.currentTarget', event.currentTarget)

In the above example, clicking on the div, will show the following in the console: vs event.currentTarget

See CodeSandbox for example.

Tagged: JavaScript