Cannot PreventDefault Inside Passive Event Listener
The ‘preventDefault’ method is a powerful tool to block scroll-blocking mousewheel events, but the ‘passive’ option is insecure. While it blocks scrolling events, it does not work when the target is passive. To prevent scrolling, the mousewheel event must be triggered by a keypress or keydown, not by the preventDefault() method.
When you try to use this code, you will get an error message indicating that the target is a passive event. The cause of this problem is that the ‘preventDefault’ method is not supported inside a passive event listener. The reason for this is that you cannot prevent the default behavior of a controlled or uncontrolled Select, if you use this method to disable scrolling.
This error happens because the passive event listener can’t handle infinite scrolling. You can’t cancel it. So, if you want to use infinite scrolling, you can’t use a passive event listener. You can solve the problem by passing false options to the addEventListener method. This will prevent the occurrence of the ‘preventDefault’ method.
To avoid the error, you can simply pass false options to the addEventListener method. Then, in the target’s object, you can set the preventDefault option to false and pass it to the addEventListener. Now, this code will no longer be able to handle infinite scrolling. If you use the same pattern, the ‘preventDefault’ method will be ineffective.
In the same way, you can’t cancel the scroll event. By default, infinite scrolling can’t be stopped with a passive event listener. But you can change its default value state with a control. You can’t prevent the event from crashing. Luckily, this code works only with a control over the scrolling event. If you don’t want to block the scrolling, simply pass false options to the addEventListener.
Using a feature detection code is another great way to solve this problem. It will allow you to prevent default behavior in your component by detecting the feature, which in turn will prevent the scroll event. This means that the “preventDefault” method will not prevent the scrolling event. The simplest approach is to pass false options to the addEventListener method.
It is possible to prevent default actions in a plugin. This is a W3 standard and is widely used, but some browsers are breaking it. Fortunately, most browsers respect the preventDefault() W3 standard. However, this is not the case for jQuery. The W3 standard only applies to top-level, window, document and nested elements.