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Re: TextEvent data property

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 19:50:58 -0500
Message-ID: <4B4D18F2.5040704@w3.org>
To: Sean Hogan <shogun70@westnet.com.au>
CC: DOM public list <www-dom@w3.org>
Hi, Sean-

Sean Hogan wrote (on 1/12/10 7:19 PM):
> It just occured to me that the data property of TextEvent clashes with
> jQuery Events, which uses the data property for " optional data passed
> to jQuery.fn.bind when the current executing handler was bound."
> See
> http://api.jquery.com/category/events/event-object/
> and
> http://api.jquery.com/event.data/

Thanks for alerting us to this unfortunate design.  Without looking too 
deeply at it yet, this does seem problematic.

> TextEvent.data (and there textInput events) support in jQuery will be
> confusing (at minimum).
> To my knowledge only Webkit supports TextEvents and I can't imagine many
> developers actually using them yet, so it might not break anything to
> change it now.

There may be other (non-browser) implementations using it.  I'd like to 
hear from them.

> Perhaps "text" or "textData" would be an acceptable name.

"value" might also serve.

We'll look into it and talk about it at the telcon.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 00:51:02 UTC

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