Bug 7790 - ondblclick doesn't fire when attached with addEventListener
Summary: ondblclick doesn't fire when attached with addEventListener
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: JavaScriptCore (show other bugs)
Version: 420+
Hardware: Mac OS X 10.4
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Eric Seidel (no email)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-15 17:17 PST by Beau Hartshorne
Modified: 2006-06-13 09:43 PDT (History)
1 user (show)

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testcase (946 bytes, text/html)
2006-03-15 17:17 PST, Beau Hartshorne
no flags Details
Fixes addEventListener("dblclick"... (21.59 KB, patch)
2006-03-15 21:58 PST, Eric Seidel (no email)
mjs: review+
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Description Beau Hartshorne 2006-03-15 17:17:03 PST
ondblclick doesn't fire when attached with addEventListener.
Comment 1 Beau Hartshorne 2006-03-15 17:17:25 PST
Created attachment 7097 [details]
Comment 2 Eric Seidel (no email) 2006-03-15 20:07:19 PST
Bah.  It turns out that internally we use khtmlDblclick.  Likely for some historical reason.  That's just wrong, so I'll fix it.

But a work-around for site authors would be to use:

elem.addEventListener('khtmlDblclick', handler, false);

instead.  Or just set the elm.dblclick property directly.
Comment 3 Eric Seidel (no email) 2006-03-15 21:58:43 PST
Created attachment 7104 [details]
Fixes addEventListener("dblclick"...
Comment 4 Eric Seidel (no email) 2006-03-15 22:12:08 PST
Thanks for the bug, and the great test case!
Comment 5 Eric Seidel (no email) 2006-03-16 23:57:39 PST
Looking at the code for the Safari 2.0.3 release branch, it looks like it's not possible there.  It was explicitly disallowed for whatever reason.

khtmlDblclick worked on all nighties prior to this fix.
Comment 6 Eric Seidel (no email) 2006-06-13 09:43:35 PDT
To restate: khtmlDblClick is *not* a valid workarond for 1.3 or 2.0.  The only trick I know of working is using a timer to measure the time between two consecutive mouse clicks - if time < 300ms and the target is the same in both cases, I trigger a "virtual" dbl-click.  (thanks to Jorge Biaggini for that tip)