Bug 13368 - KeyboardEvent::initKeyboardEvent doesn't match the DOM Level 3 Events spec
: KeyboardEvent::initKeyboardEvent doesn't match the DOM Level 3 Events spec
Status: NEW
: WebKit
: 523.x (Safari 3)
: Macintosh All
: P2 Normal
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Reported: 2007-04-16 22:59 PST by
Modified: 2013-04-05 17:11 PST (History)



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Description From 2007-04-16 22:59:14 PST
Our implementation of KeyboardEvent::initKeyboardEvent doesn't match the DOM Level 3 Events spec.

See the spec here:

See current implementation of the method here:

Our implementation takes 5 booleans representing the state of the 5 modifier keys, while the spec defines the last argument of the method to be DOMString containing a space-separated list of modifier keys.
------- Comment #1 From 2007-04-16 23:09:54 PST -------
It looks like WebKit is implementing an old version of this method. http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-DOM-Level-3-Events-20030331/events.html#Events-KeyboardEvents-Interfaces contains a definition that matches WebKit's, and it looks like WebKit's method was checked in on 2003-10-20 (http://trac.webkit.org/projects/webkit/changeset/5226)
------- Comment #2 From 2007-04-17 12:08:54 PST -------
We should consider implementing this in a custom way so that both versions work.
------- Comment #3 From 2008-01-04 16:39:41 PST -------
Also, bug 16375 points out that events crated with initKeyboardEvent aren't very good because they will always have a keyCode of 0 and charCode of 0. So any code that looks at keyCode or charCode, including code inside the engine that responds to keyboard events and older legacy JavaScript code, won't work with these events.
------- Comment #4 From 2008-01-04 16:40:03 PST -------
Sorry, I meant bug 16735.