[whatwg] Clarification on canceling events
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 30 16:53:16 PST 2010
On Mon, 23 Aug 2010, Andrew Oakley wrote:
> Section 18.104.22.168 (Event handlers) says "the event must be canceled".
> This seems a little unclear to me, I assume this means preventDefault()
> rather than stopImmediatePropagation() or stopPropagation().
This intentionally uses the same terminology as preventDefault()'s
> Is it possible for HTML5 to either reference these parts of DOM Events
> or more of the language that D3E uses (e.g. say that the default actions
> should not occur, but propagation continues)?
The verb "to cancel" seems to be the operative terminology used by the
DOM3 Events specification for this.
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