[whatwg] oninput event

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 14 17:23:34 PDT 2006

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006, Ric Hardacre wrote:
> yes that's exactly the use i can foresee, i have this problem in an app 
> I'm working on currently, we can either use onChange or onKeyPress to 
> activate the totalizing function for a series of quantity and length 
> boxes. (e.g. 12 at 4 meters, 8 at 3 meters, the total being the total 
> metreage). neither event is entirely satisfactory, onChange only happens 
> when the text box looses focus (which is not the usual behavior in 
> standard windows apps and has been brought up in client consultation ass 
> "odd") and onkeypress would be overkill IMO and would also yield 
> intermediate invalid results. e.g. if an input is changed from 8 to 12 
> the initial "1" of 12 would cause the total to go out of whack.
> so a good implementation of onInput would occur after onKeyPress and 
> before onChanged and would be sensitive to the user's computer's 
> typematic delay.

That's exactly teh intention, yes.

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