Bug 16408 - Support createEvent("Events") -> Event interface
Support createEvent("Events") -> Event interface
Product: WebAppsWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HISTORICAL - DOM3 Events
PC Windows NT
: P2 minor
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Assigned To: Travis Leithead [MSFT]
: reviewerSatisfied
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Reported: 2012-03-16 18:31 UTC by Travis Leithead [MSFT]
Modified: 2012-04-05 22:50 UTC (History)
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Description Travis Leithead [MSFT] 2012-03-16 18:31:00 UTC
Apparently all browsers support this as of IE9 testing:

IE8: n/a
Firefox: pass
Chrome: pass
Safari: pass
Opera: pass

Note, the current DOM L3 Events spec mentions the following (but omits "Events" as a valid compatibility string):

*For backward compatibility reason, "UIEvents", "MouseEvents", "MutationEvents", and "HTMLEvents" feature names are valid values for the parameter eventInterface and represent respectively the interfaces UIEvent, MouseEvent, MutationEvent, and Event, and the characters 'a'..'z' are considered equivalent to the characters 'A'..'Z'.

The request is to add a mapping for the string "Events" to the Event interface for interop purposes.
Comment 1 Anne 2012-03-16 21:26:33 UTC
Interesting! Fixed in DOM: https://bitbucket.org/ms2ger/dom-core/changeset/edc7186a302a
Comment 2 Ms2ger 2012-03-17 19:28:35 UTC
Added a test:


Interestingly, webkit only supports the title-case versions.
Comment 3 Travis Leithead [MSFT] 2012-03-20 01:23:02 UTC
Updated the backward compatibility list in DOM3 Events as well.

Comment 4 Travis Leithead [MSFT] 2012-04-05 22:50:06 UTC
As the opener, I'm satisfied with this change :)