Javascript events

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Working on a message system, i want to catch all the events that happen on the message element, or its children. Would this be the most optimal way of doing this?

I can also add a pointer-events: none through CSS on all the child elements. But that doesn't feel like a good scalable way to go.

document.addEventListener('click', function(event) {
    for (var i = 0; i < event.path.length; i++) {
        if (event.path[i].classList && event.path[i].classList.contains('message'))         
        {
            doThings();
            break;
        }
   }
});
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