[whatwg] Web Forms: change event

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 28 17:41:05 PDT 2008

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Sander wrote:
> The specs say that for <select> "...the change event shall be fired when 
> the selection is completed...". Does this mean that, when using a 
> keyboard for navigation, the change event is fired when the user hits 
> 'enter' or when she navigates from one option to another? I assume it's 
> the former, but I just to be sure as selectboxes with change event 
> handlers are often (ab)used for navigation purposes. So, can anyone 
> confirm my assumption? Thanks.

Depends on the platform. I've used different wording in HTML5, let me know 
if it's confusing still (it probably is), and what it should say instead.

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