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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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Chapter 6. Events

The Mozilla Platform is designed first and foremost for interactive applications. This chapter explains the basic features of Mozilla that build a bridge between a real live human and a software system. Such features are quite varied. They range from device drivers to single keystrokes to forms, menus, and toolbars. Underneath most of these possibilities is an event-driven input-processing system. This chapter covers that underlying raw, event-driven input.

In order to act, a user's raw input must first be boiled down into something more useful. This chapter also describes Mozilla's low-level collection ...

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