Event.button returns a value of "-1" when the button is selected by using accessKey input in Internet Explorer 11

Symptoms
When you use Internet Explorer 11 and an input button that defines the property accessKey, event.button returns a value of "-1" (meaning "no button pressed"). The expected result should be a value of "0" according to the button property.

Resolution
To fix this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update. Additionally, see the technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.

Note This update was first included in the November 2015 security update for Internet Explorer (MS15-112).

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
Here's the HTML code of a webpage that demonstrates the issue:
<!DOCTYPE html><html><body>   <input accesskey="Y" value="Press Alt + Y" type="button" onclick="alert('event.button was '+ event.button);"></input></body></html>
References
See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3115913 - Last Review: 11/19/2015 09:12:00 - Revision: 1.0

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