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How to invoke javascript event onKeyDown

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I need to invoke javascript event onKeyDown, which should get invoked when we press any key from anywhere of the page. currently I am callin like this:


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  1. <head>
  2. <script type="text/javascript">
  3. //document.onKeyDown=isBack(event);
  4. function isBack(event)
  5. {
  6.     alert('hit a key');
  7. }
  8. </script>
  9. </head>
  10.  
  11. <body onKeyDown="isBack(event);">
  12.  
  13. <input type="text" id="myid">
  14. </body>
Is ther any way to invoke it, other than from body. Like the line (//document.onKeyDown=isBack(event);) . will it work?
Jul 2 '10 #1
1 2010
Dormilich
8,652 Expert Mod 8TB
Like the line (//document.onKeyDown=isBack(event);) . will it work?
that line will definitely not work (at least not as intended)

you can attach the handler to any element/object you like, but to work global you need it to attach to window or body at least.
Jul 5 '10 #2

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