Bug 13368 - KeyboardEvent::initKeyboardEvent doesn't match the DOM Level 3 Events spec
Summary: KeyboardEvent::initKeyboardEvent doesn't match the DOM Level 3 Events spec
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DOM (show other bugs)
Version: 523.x (Safari 3)
Hardware: Macintosh All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
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Reported: 2007-04-16 22:59 PDT by Adam Roben (:aroben)
Modified: 2013-04-05 17:11 PDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Adam Roben (:aroben) 2007-04-16 22:59:14 PDT
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 Adam Roben (:aroben) 2007-04-16 23:09:54 PDT
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 Darin Adler 2007-04-17 12:08:54 PDT
We should consider implementing this in a custom way so that both versions work.
Comment 3 Darin Adler 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 Darin Adler 2008-01-04 16:40:03 PST
Sorry, I meant bug 16735.