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KeyboardEvent.initKeyboardEvent()

Deprecated
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The KeyboardEvent.initKeyboardEvent() initializes the attributes of a keyboard event object. This method was introduced in draft of DOM Level 3 Events, but deprecated in newer draft. Gecko won't support this feature since implementing this method as experimental broke existing web apps (see bug 999645). Web applications should use constructor instead of this if it's available.

Syntax

kbdEvent.initKeyboardEvent(typeArg, canBubbleArg, cancelableArg,
                           viewArg, charArg, keyArg,
                           locationArg, modifiersListArg, repeat)

Parameters

typeArg
The type of keyboard event; this will be one of keydown, keypress, or keyup.
canBubbleArg
Whether or not the event can bubble.
cancelableArg
Whether or not the event can be canceled.
viewArg
The WindowProxy it is associated to.
charArg
The value of the char attribute.
keyArg
The value of the key attribute.
locationArg
The value of the location attribute.
modifiersListArg
A whitespace-delineated list of modifier keys that should be considered to be active on the event's key. For example, specifying "Control Shift" indicates that the user was holding down the Control and Shift keys when pressing the key described by the event.
repeatArg
The value of the repeat attribute.

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