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menuitem & menu events don't indicate triggering element

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menuitem & menu events don't indicate triggering element

Postby SignpostMarv » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:14 pm

w3c bug over here:

The basic gist is that I'm trying to use a menu on several elements to trigger further actions on the site (search a different section, add user to friends list, go to a different section for the same result rather than the section the result link takes you to when clicked) based upon the textContent of the search result element.

The click event for a menuitem doesn't seem to indicate which page element a context menu was triggered on, meaning you have to add an event listener to the contextmenu event then set a variable accessible from the menuitem click event handler's scope (see for example of this workaround).

Similarly, the show event for menu elements don't indicate the element that triggered the context menu.
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