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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#13854 closed feature (wontfix)

Prefixing eventnames could be done by jQuery

Reported by: bfanger@… Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: event Version: 1.9.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


I would like to write:

$el.bind('transitionend', function () {
    // do-stuff

Instead of:

$el.bind('webkitTransitionEnd transitionend msTransitionEnd oTransitionEnd', function () {
    // do-stuff

Or this http://jsfiddle.net/rGECn/2/

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by timmywil

Component: unfiledevent
Priority: undecidedlow
Status: newopen

Very nice idea, but I'm not sure the cost/benefit ratio is low enough.

Firstly, judging from webkit's list of prefixed APIs, there are only about 4-6 events that benefit from such a shortcut. The one named here (transitionend), 3 CSS animation events, and possibly speech recognition.

Secondly, we could probably reuse some of the CSS vender prefix code, but I imagine there wouldn't be as much overlap as we'd like (due not only to firefox's lack of a prefix with these events, but also our determination to keep the css module independent so it can be excluded).

I'll leave it open for discussion.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by dmethvin

Technically I suppose the MSPointer* events would also qualify here, but for those it's extremely likely that the semantics will be changing before it's sanctified in a standard. If it was just a case of changing the name that would be one thing, that's basically what happened with CSS properties. But for events I think it's important for developers to realize they're working with pre-release features.

The W3C and browser makers have realized their mistake and Chrome/Blink has already committed to avoiding new prefixed features that are available by default. At this point we're just waiting for the old mistakes to die.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by scottgonzalez

I think the correct implementation of this would be special events, but I don't think we should ship anything in core.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by timmywil

Resolution: wontfix
Status: openclosed
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