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#5249 closed bug (worksforme)

Opened September 15, 2009 10:28PM UTC

Closed June 13, 2010 05:43PM UTC

Last modified March 10, 2012 07:55AM UTC

clipboardData (and other new properties) not copied to new event object

Reported by: paulschreiber Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.4
Component: event Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

When jQuery creates a new event object, the clipboardData property is not copied to the new object.

This means that when you try and bind a paste event, it won't be very useful, as event.clipboardData is empty, so you can't process the contents of the clipboard.


Here's a small example:

$(document).ready(function () {
    $(this).bind("paste", foo);
    this.addEventListener("paste", bar, false);

function foo(e) {
  alert("foo:" + e.clipboardData);
  alert("foo: clipboard text is:" + e.clipboardData.getData("text/plain"));
function bar(e) {
  alert("bar:" + e.clipboardData.getData("text/plain"));
  alert("bar: clipboard text is:" + e.clipboardData.getData("text/plain"));

Here's a working example of the reduction:


Insert this line before running any of your code:


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Changed June 13, 2010 05:43PM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

component: unfiledevent
resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

There is a high cost to copying and normalizing event properties, so only a small subset of properties are processed.

The event.originalEvent object has the complete original event object, and you should be able to get the data from there.