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About this Course

This is an introductory course that is mainly intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, Third Edition. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 10. Responding to Events

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How event handlers work
  • How event handlers relate to objects
  • Creating an event handler
  • Testing an event handler
  • Detecting mouse actions
  • Detecting keyboard actions
  • Intercepting events with a special handler
  • Adding friendly link descriptions to a Web page


Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:


Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  3. Test your understanding with the following items:
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Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

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