[webkit-dev] Detecting paste with cmd-v on Mac
rush at manbert.com
Tue Mar 3 12:21:17 PST 2009
special handling when a user attempts to pastes a string into a text
input box. He had developed it using Safari.
There s a routine that processes keyDown events. In it, he gets the
charCode value from the keyEvent like this:
var charCode = (evt.charCode) ? evt.charCode : ((evt.keyCode) ?
evt.keyCode : ((evt.which ? evt.which : 0)));
After that, he checks for the WebKit browser, then does this:
if(charCode == 86)
return; // Don't mess around with the paste keyCode
This worked for Safari, but didn't work in my custom browser that uses
WebKit. The difference is that in Safari, evt.charCode == 0, and
evt.keyCode == 86, so charCode ends up with the value 86. However,
when I use WebKit, I see evt.charCode == 118 and evt.keyCode == 86, so
charCode ends up with the value of 118.
I checked the values of the DOM even modifiers alyKey, ctrlKey, and
shiftKey and they are all false on a cmd-v paste
Further testing reveals that the code shown above cannot detect the
difference between cmd-v and v, and detects shift-v as a cmd-v paste
because evt.charCode == 86 in that case.
I tried to handle this by adding code that detects keyDown/keyUp and
uses a state variable. I set it true when I see a keyDown event with
evt.charCode == 91 and I set it false when I see a keyUp event with
evt.charCode == 91. Then I check for the state variable true and
charCode == 118 when I'm looking for a paste.
That seems to work for both WebKit and Safari.
Is there another way to handle this? Is the difference between Safari
and WebKit expected?
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