Chapter 13. JavaScript: Events


The wisest prophets make sure of the event first.

 --Horace Walpole

Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?

 --Lewis Carroll

The user should feel in control of the computer; not the other way around. This is achieved in applications that embody three qualities: responsiveness, permissiveness, and consistency.

 --Inside Macintosh, Volume 1 Apple Computer, Inc., 1985

We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.

 --Allan Massie


In this chapter you will learn:

  • The concepts of events, event handlers and event bubbling.

  • To create and register event handlers that respond to mouse and keyboard events.

  • To use the event object to get information about ...

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