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Re: TextEvent data property

From: Sean Hogan <shogun70@westnet.com.au>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:18:32 +1100
Message-ID: <4B4D1F68.4070804@westnet.com.au>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: DOM public list <www-dom@w3.org>
Message Events (https://developer.mozilla.org/en/DOM/window.postMessage) 
also have the data property, but I don't know if jQuery will be 
supporting them with its events system.



On 13/01/10 11:50 AM, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, Sean-
>
> Sean Hogan wrote (on 1/12/10 7:19 PM):
>>
>> It just occured to me that the data property of TextEvent clashes with
>> jQuery Events, which uses the data property for " optional data passed
>> to jQuery.fn.bind when the current executing handler was bound."
>> See
>> http://api.jquery.com/category/events/event-object/
>> and
>> http://api.jquery.com/event.data/
>
> Thanks for alerting us to this unfortunate design.  Without looking 
> too deeply at it yet, this does seem problematic.
>
>
>> TextEvent.data (and there textInput events) support in jQuery will be
>> confusing (at minimum).
>> To my knowledge only Webkit supports TextEvents and I can't imagine many
>> developers actually using them yet, so it might not break anything to
>> change it now.
>
> There may be other (non-browser) implementations using it.  I'd like 
> to hear from them.
>
>
>> Perhaps "text" or "textData" would be an acceptable name.
>
> "value" might also serve.
>
> We'll look into it and talk about it at the telcon.
>
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
>
Received on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 01:19:32 GMT

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