[whatwg] Mechanism to find available events

Olli Pettay Olli.Pettay at helsinki.fi
Wed Dec 29 00:17:45 PST 2010

On 12/29/2010 09:27 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2010, Biju wrote:
>> We need
>> HTMLNode.getSupportedEvents()  ==>  returns a text array of event names
>> HTMLNode.isSupportedEvent(eventName)  ==>  returns true/false
>> Many times in particular version of browser we dont know whether an
>> HTMLNode/window support particular event.
>> Or what are the alternate events available, so that we can refer some
>> document or do some test to find how it can be used.
>> So I wish we had above methods available.
> What do you mean by "supports an event"? You can dispatch any event you
> want to any event target.

Exactly. And not all events have corresponding onfoo property.
And extension and Greasemonkey scripts can add support for
any new event types.


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