[webkit-help] problem with key event generation in navigational keys

Caner Altinbasak caner.altinbasak at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 06:26:20 PDT 2010

We are developing a web browser for set top boxes using web-kit. The
web pages we deal with generally uses navigation keys obviously. I
have a question about key events.

IE, Gecko(Firefox), Opera return a keypress event when a navigation
key is pressed. However in WebKit(For example : Google Chrome) no
keypress event is generated for navigation keys.

Is there a specific reason for keypress not to be generated in navigation keys?

You can see this clearly by viewing this page in different browsers:

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