[whatwg] Return values of on* event handlers
ian at hixie.ch
Thu May 31 22:13:30 PDT 2007
On Mon, 24 Jul 2006, Stewart Brodie wrote:
> Dean Edwards <dean at edwards.name> wrote:
> > Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> > > Consider the following testcase:
> > >
> > > <!DOCTYPE html>
> > > <a href="http://www.example.com" onclick="return 0">Click me</a>
> > >
> > > Should clicking the link load www.example.com?
> > Yes. You should explicitly return "false" to cancel an event.
> I've had to deal with customer fault reports saying that "return 0"
> should cancel the event, so have to allow for numbers here too. I'm
> assuming that means that one or more of the major desktop browsers
> permits this.
In my testing, IE doesn't do that; they require 'false' exactly. Without
more support for this, I'd be reluctant to change it.
Could you elaborate?
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