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[whatwg] Mechanism to find available events

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:17:45 +0200
Message-ID: <4D1AEEA9.3010801@helsinki.fi>
On 12/29/2010 09:27 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2010, Biju wrote:
>>
>> We need
>> HTMLNode.getSupportedEvents()  ==>  returns a text array of event names
>> HTMLNode.isSupportedEvent(eventName)  ==>  returns true/false
>>
>> Many times in particular version of browser we dont know whether an
>> HTMLNode/window support particular event.
>> Or what are the alternate events available, so that we can refer some
>> document or do some test to find how it can be used.
>> So I wish we had above methods available.
>
> What do you mean by "supports an event"? You can dispatch any event you
> want to any event target.


Exactly. And not all events have corresponding onfoo property.
And extension and Greasemonkey scripts can add support for
any new event types.


-Olli
Received on Wednesday, 29 December 2010 00:17:45 UTC

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