[whatwg] Clarification on canceling events

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 30 16:53:16 PST 2010

On Mon, 23 Aug 2010, Andrew Oakley wrote:
> Section (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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