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How to listen for click on element and read particular HTML-5 custom attribute?

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I want to detect when ANY element is clicked and if that element has a specific HTML-5 custom attribute. If it does have that particular custom attribute then read the HTML-5 custom attribute from that element. ***Need this to work in IE8 and not use jQuery***. Not sure how I would do this? The custom attribute will be the same name for many of the elements on a single page. For example, 2 elements below use "data-analytics-tracking-name"
	<a href="#" id="href-id">test href NOT using - tracking</a><br />
	<a href="#" data-analytics-tracking-name="custom link 1 reported name" id="href-id2-track">test href using - tracking</a><br />
	<a href="#" id="href-id3"><img id="href-id3b" src="http://www.ex-premie.org/gallery/lyrics/Silver-Play-Button_small.jpg"></a><br />
	<a href="#" data-analytics-tracking-name="custom link 2 reported name" id="href-id4-track"><img id="href-id4b-track" src="http://www.ex-premie.org/gallery/lyrics/Silver-Play-Button_small.jpg"></a><br />
	
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