[thelist] Why does this JS code work the way it does???

jason.handby jason.handby at corestar.co.uk
Tue Dec 12 07:37:58 CST 2006

Hi Anthony,

> Now, here's what I don't understand - why do the backspace 
> and delete keys work in the above text input element? They 
> should comeback with "false" and not "fire". But they do. 
> Why? IE quirk?

Internet Explorer doesn't fire the onkeypress event when you press the
backspace or delete keys.


I don't know if this is a quirk or a feature :-)

I think you can use onkeydown to trap a wider range of keys.


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