in M9 candidate build, the editor has both a set of XUL keybindings and an nsIDOMKeyListener. Each dispatches editor commands, with the intent that the XUL keybindings get first crack at a key event and if they trigger an action, then the editor's own event listener never gets notification of the key event. This is not happening. XUL is firing the action, but not consuming the event. Kathy and I tried a series of experiments that convinced us of this. Kathy can provide the details. I did my experiments on Windows only. Kathy can provide details about other platforms.
something has to be done for this for M9. Worse case is to yank XUL keybindings from the editor completely.
joki--I thought we had the events getting eaten but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Ideas?
I believe that it does still work as far as DOM is concerned. I would suspect the problem is in one handling keydown while the other handles keypress.
Wow, mid air collision, but I was about to say the same thing Tom. I thought akk was going to remap the XUL to keydown?
The correct behavior we agreed to was to use keypress. Steve and I tried moving the internal (non-XUL) keybindings to keypress but it still seemed to be getting called (with both XUL and internal keybindings are on keypress).
Do you have an example binding that I can try?
Ok, I just walked through the XUL keybinding code, and it definitely does return the event status of consumeNoDefault, via that hack that joki has... should I be setting the status in the event directly as well? (for some reason I thought returning that BASE_ERROR thing was currently correct thing to do)
I believe I am beginning to understand the problem. In nsRDFElement.cpp, RDFElementImpl::HandleDOMEvent line 2347 there lies this comment : //Capturing stage // XXX Needs to be implemented. Copy from nsGenericElement at some point. // Talk to firstname.lastname@example.org for help. // For now at least handle document capture. And after that, the event merrily goes on its way to be handled a second time. There is the bug, CCing waterson. Joki, are we ready to do the right thing instead of returning NS_BASE_ERROR?
I think their may still be a more basic misunderstanding here. Internally we're using the consumeNoDefault flag. Now ignore that for a second. From the DOM perspective, there are three things that can be done to an event during processing. One is cancelling the default action. This is the equivalent of setting the consume flag. This does *not* prevent further processing. It simply prevents the default action of the system. Now in most cases the system would be the browser itself but since much of the browser is implemented inside the content area this is a little confusing as the system is really now Gecko, not the browser, and since Gecko doesn't generally do too much with the event themselves, cancelling the default action won't buy you much. Then there are two other methods, preventCapture and preventBubble. These methods will, respectively, prevent further handling by lower Nodes in the tree after capturing and prevent further handling by higher Nodes in the tree during bubbling. If you wish a lower or higher level Node to get an event and then stop the event from going further you need to use these flags. The consumeNoDefault flag will only tell the system to stop processing the event but it will still go give the event to all the other DOM handlers.
By the way, if any of that was unclear please go read the DOM Level 2 Event spec at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-DOM-Level-2/events.html Its real close to final so not much is gonna change.
Thank you, much more clear now. So to properly "handle and consume" an event, I need to preventCapture and preventBubble... I'll give that a shot.
Mmmm, tasty, with no harmful side effects (at least in my tests). I'll toss patches at a few people before checking in.
Ok, I disabled keybinding on linux and win32 for M9, but I'm keeping the bug open for the real fix in M10. The real fix has a weird side effect on XPMenus that needs to be addressed before I can check in the patch.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
saari said he fixed this for M10 now so marking this as fixed.
Just adding verification steps for when I regress this one: to verify this one: check Control-B (for Bold) that it does make the text bold but doesn't unbold it too (applying it a second time).
seems to work fine now...verified in 9/2 build.
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