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addEventListener Polyfill

// addEventListener polyfill 1.0 / Eirik Backer / MIT Licence
(function(win, doc){
	if(win.addEventListener)return;		//No need to polyfill

	function docHijack(p){var old = doc[p];doc[p] = function(v){return addListen(old(v))}}
	function addEvent(on, fn, self){
		return (self = this).attachEvent('on' + on, function(e){
			var e = e || win.event;
			e.preventDefault  = e.preventDefault  || function(){e.returnValue = false}
			e.stopPropagation = e.stopPropagation || function(){e.cancelBubble = true}
			fn.call(self, e);
		});
	}
	function addListen(obj, i){
		if(i = obj.length)while(i--)obj[i].addEventListener = addEvent;
		else obj.addEventListener = addEvent;
		return obj;
	}

	addListen([doc, win]);
	if('Element' in win)win.Element.prototype.addEventListener = addEvent;			//IE8
	else{																			//IE < 8
		doc.attachEvent('onreadystatechange', function(){addListen(doc.all)});		//Make sure we also init at domReady
		docHijack('getElementsByTagName');
		docHijack('getElementById');
		docHijack('createElement');
		addListen(doc.all);	
	}
})(window, document);

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Comments

  1. Alez

    It doesn’t work – “unsupported removeEventListener”.

  2. I guess it is only a polyfill for addEventListener, not for removeEventListener ;

    But you should be able to add this feature in this example pretty easily I guess !

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