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DOM3 Events Examples

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:57:48 -0400
Message-ID: <4C7745CC.7030505@w3.org>
To: "Hallvord R. M. Steen" <hallvord@opera.com>
CC: www-dom@w3.org
Hi, Hallvord-

Thanks for the keen eye.  We are transitioning to Last Call, but we can 
address these issues during LC.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs

Hallvord R. M. Steen wrote (on 8/11/10 7:06 PM):
> Hi,
> referring to 6.2.3 second example: this is not what browsers actually do
> per my testing.
> ^ and q will cause two different keypress (and/or textInput) events, one
> for the circumflex and one for the base character. The keydown for the
> incompatible base character triggers two keypress events, first the one
> "inherited" from the dead key, then the base character.

Hallvord R. M. Steen wrote (on 8/11/10 11:17 PM):
> Under point 6.2.5 the text after the second example contains:
> "If the key is part of a sequence of several keystrokes, whether it is a
> dead key or it is contributing to an Input Method Editor sequence, the
> keystroke shall be ignored (not taken into account) only if the default
> action is canceled on the keydown event."
> How is an implementation supposed to "ignore" a dead key?
> The example which follows seems to contradict that text, since it shows
> the dead key (though cancelled) modifies the subsequent character. I
> think the example is correct (because the OS will be processing the
> character before sending the result to the implementation), but the text
> is confusing and should perhaps be removed.
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