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Re: event.returnValue

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 21:20:58 +0300
Message-ID: <4C910E8A.30202@helsinki.fi>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: "Hallvord R. M. Steen" <hallvord@opera.com>, www-dom@w3.org
On 09/15/2010 08:57 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> 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:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139421
> The only bug I could find that was filed specifically for event.returnValue is
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=271528
> 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

Yeah, I don't see reason to standardize returnValue.
We're not trying to specify all the old event handling related things.

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