Why is Event target not Element in Typescript

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I simply want to do this with my KeyboardEvent

var tag = evt.target.tagName.toLowerCase();

While Event.target is of type EventTarget, it does not inherit from Element. So I have to cast it like this:

var tag = (<Element>evt.target).tagName.toLowerCase();

This is probably due to some browsers not following standards, right? What is the correct browser-agnostic implementation in TypeScript?

P.S. I am using jQuery to capture the KeyboardEvent.

Aug 3, 2022 in TypeSript by Elton
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JLRishe's answer is correct, so I simply use this in my event handler:

if (event.target instanceof Element) { /*...*/ }
answered Aug 3, 2022 by Abhinaya
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