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Re: event.returnValue

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 22:57:08 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTim5E4a=j_f3Mgwcj9R1r8JF6TeDvq6mb3Tw9v4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Hallvord R. M. Steen" <hallvord@opera.com>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Hallvord R. M. Steen
<hallvord@opera.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> IE lets you prevent the default action of an event by setting
> event.returnValue to false. Since both Opera and WebKit support this
> property it might be a good idea to standardise it?

Can you point to any pages that break without this feature? I looked
through bugzilla and found a few bugs that mention event.returnValue,
but most of them seemed to also use a lot of other functionality that
was specific to IEs event model. For example:


The only bug I could find that was filed specifically for event.returnValue is


However bz indicates there that returnValue doesn't make much sense
outside of IEs event model. There were also *no* counter comments
asking for reconsidering the bug resolution.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:58:02 UTC

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