MooTools Tip: Event.stop
The above code works great but there's one small hole I sometimes run into. On rare occasion I feel the need to trigger an event on an element:
The problem is that the Event object is not given when an event is triggered using Element.fireEvent. The way to prevent any problems is an easy if check:
Voila. The safe way to stop events!
New York, NY · October 12-14
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