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Re: Request For Feedback on Event Groups

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 16:41:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: doug.schepers@vectoreal.com, 'Public Web API' <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0605021636120.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 1 May 2006, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> The only event groups Gecko implements at the moment are the "normal" 
> and "system" event groups.  The bubbling phase in the "system" event 
> group is when default actions take place.  This can be used by authors 
> of XBL bindings, for example (and is).  Note that none of this requires 
> actually exposing the system event group per se; there's just an XBL 
> syntax to add listeners in that group instead of the "normal" one.

In XBL2 there will probably be a separate "default-action" phase that you 
can register for, which will trigger if the event bubbled past that 
particular element during the bubble phase and was not cancelled, or some 
such. (This was a proposal from the Safari guys.)

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