[e-lang] Why is javax.swing.ActionEvent.getActionCommand() suppressed? (and a CapDesk bug)

Kevin Reid kpreid at mac.com
Fri Mar 7 00:03:05 EST 2008

javax.swing.ActionEvent.getActionCommand() appears to be necessary to  
tell which of the Cancel or Open/Save buttons the user pressed in a  

Why is this method suppressed? I mentioned it to Dean Tribble and he  
thought there might have been some sort of information-leak or  
spoofing problem (though I don't see how the latter could happen),  
and that this came up during the DarpaBrowser review.

However, without this method (or a specialized sugaring on  
JFileChooser) I can't see any way to correctly use JFileChooser.

(In particular, note that the caplet powerbox --
-- fails to make the distinction, which is a dangerous bug: the  
selected file, if any, will be granted to the caplet even though the  
user intended to cancel.)


Kevin Reid                            <http://homepage.mac.com/kpreid/>

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