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Swipe and click handlers in simple JS
// Here we're ensured touch capabilities
var scroll = document.getElementById('myid');
var start = null;
var clickIfEnd = true;
scroll.addEventListener('touchstart', function (e) {
start = e.touches[0].pageX;
clickIfEnd = true;
}, false);
scroll.addEventListener('touchmove', function (e) {
this.scrollLeft = start - e.touches[0].pageX;
clickIfEnd = false;
}, false);
scroll.addEventListener('touchend', function (e) {
if (clickIfEnd) {
if (e) {
clickIfEnd =;
// Add a delay before treating this as a click, in case it was accidental
setTimeout(arguments.callee, 100);
} else {
// clickIfEnd is the element that was clicked!
}, false);
} catch(e){}
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