[whatwg] Suggestion: Mouse Wheel events for Web Apps 1.0

Mark Wubben markwubben at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 12:35:52 PDT 2005

On 6/21/05, Matthew Raymond <mattraymond at earthlink.net> wrote:
>     Mozilla uses addEventListener[1], which is in DOM 2 and DOM 3. (DOM
> 3 even adds addEventListenerNS for different namespaces.) By contrast,
> IE uses attachEvent, which is proprietary and doesn't allow you to
> specify the the initial capture. As a result, I would NOT support using
> attachEvent in any WHATWG standard, especially since it does not appear
> functionally different from addEventListener. (Is there even an
> IE-proprietary event listener method that supports namespaces?)

`attachEvent` does not maintain scope for the event listeners you
attach, the W3C DOM takes care of this. That's more of an issue than
capture phases, IMO.

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