Not just Actionscript noodlings


19 Mar

Bubbling event problem in Internet Explorer 6


Another Internet Explorer problem I stumbled upon, which soley occurred on IE6 on a PC.

Within Actionscript 3, the event has a flow it follows when dispatched, I’ll let livedocs explain it better than me:

When an event occurs, it moves through the three phases of the event flow: the capture phase, which flows from the top of the display list hierarchy to the node just before the target node; the target phase, which comprises the target node; and the bubbling phase, which flows from the node subsequent to the target node back up the display list hierarchy.

It seems that IE6 is too slow when using a custom event (thats what I was using) while bubbling was set to true to function as expected. So I suggest you set it to false and or find a workaround.