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can't cancel event in IE

What I am attempting to do is cancel an event in IE inside of my event
handler, but the handler keeps getting called:
for example if I do
<div id="foo">
<div id="test">test text</div>

and assign an event by doing:
document.attach Event("onclick" ,functionName)

IE seems to be firing the event twice. Is there a way to stop it?

the function looks like:

function functionName(e) {
if (!e) e = window.event; // IE event model
//do something then:

if (e.stopPropagat ion) e.stopPropagati on(); // DOM Level 2
else e.cancelBubble = true; // IE

// Now prevent any default action.
if (event.preventD efault) event.preventDe fault(); // DOM Level
else event.returnVal ue = false;


Apr 3 '06 #1
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dave wrote:
What I am attempting to do is cancel an event in IE inside of my event
handler, but the handler keeps getting called:
for example if I do
<div id="foo">
<div id="test">test text</div>

and assign an event by doing:
document.attach Event("onclick" ,functionName)

IE seems to be firing the event twice. [...]

Your code looks OK to me (although your feature test could be better).
Could it be that you call document.attach Event() twice? Also note that
`document' does not refer to an element object.
Apr 4 '06 #2

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