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Re: Events Fired From Select Actions

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:04:27 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA1qWHhS6U1=SDD3qV7j7A8uz8RxSJBfyRC6XyO=S_k1Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Jochum <legistrate@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webevents@w3.org
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Mark Jochum <legistrate@gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering what specifications or recommendations the W3C has make
> regarding events that should fire when the dropdown for a select tag is
> opened or closed. While I am fairly certain that support for multiple
> browsers and old versions make tracking these events currently impractical,
> I am hoping that there is a standard approach that will be upcoming in
> future standards compliant browsers. Similarly, is there a standard event to
> fire that either opens/closes or toggles the state of a select dropdown?

There are no current events that fire from this, nor are there any
plans to add any right now.  However, the 'change' event fires when
the value of a <select> is changed.

What are you trying to do that requires knowing when a <select> is
opened/closed?

~TJ
Received on Monday, 25 June 2012 21:05:15 UTC

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