React Book - events


#1

Hi,
Chapter 10 of the React book – it says that not all events have a SyntheticEvent equivalent, then it explains how to use addEventListener for those events.
But why arn’t there equivalents for all the events?


#2

The React team simply hasn’t built the functionality for treating them as SyntheticEvents yet :slight_smile:

JavaScript has hundreds (maybe even thousands?) of events for a variety of cases beyond the popular DOM ones we commonly use. Since React is primarily DOM-focused, there is probably a lower priority on the team for handling events for non-visual scenarios.