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Re: Replacing the event keyCode value.

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:00:40 +0200
Message-ID: <4ECCFC88.60007@helsinki.fi>
To: "Smith,Roger" <rsmith@andersonequip.com>
CC: www-dom@w3.org
On 11/23/2011 03:45 PM, Smith,Roger wrote:
> Hello guys,
>
> Apparently the latest W3C spec forbids replacing the value of keyCode in
> a keypress, keydown or keyup event.


Replace the value of keyCode in which way?
Could you give an example what used to work and what doesn't work
anymore. Also, note that Internet Explorer didn't support DOM events
before IE9, although other browsers did.



-Olli



>
> This has seriously harmed the functionality of our internal web based
> system because IE 9 is now shipping with new computers and it is in
> compliance with this particular spec requirement.
>
> I have implemented many “datatypes” for input widgets in our internal
> web based system which includes almost 900 forms. The input datatype
> functionality exceeds that of most ERP systems.
>
> I have found a great deal of discussion on the web about this issue.
> Apparently we are not the only ones struggling with this.
>
> All of the work-arounds for this I have found are cumbersome and I have
> yet to find one which does not force us to lose some amount of
> functionality.
>
> I respectfully request that this decision be reconsidered for future
> versions of the spec.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Roger Smith
>
> Anderson Equipment Company
>
> Pittsburgh, PA
>
> 412 504-4176
>
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