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[Bug 7851] New: Some (perhaps all) scripts with a for="" attribute should be ignored

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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 06:14:16 +0000
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           Summary: Some (perhaps all) scripts with a for="" attribute
                    should be ignored
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: mjs@apple.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Problem: At least some Web pages break when script elements trying to use the
for="" / event="" mechanism get run right away. HTML5 currently doesn't have
any provisions for preventing execution of such scripts. Here is a WebKit bug
that we had as a result of running for/event scripts:

Possible solutions:

For WebKit, we just refuse to execute any script where the script element has a
for="" attribute.

Gecko's current behavior according to Jonas Sicking:

If a <script> has *both* for="" and event="" attributes, then refuse to execute
it, *unless* the for value is "window", and the event value is one of "onload",
a value starting with "onload ", or a value starting with "onload (" (all
string comparisons case insensitive).

Jonas said he would consider making Mozilla use the simpler WebKit behavior.

I recommend that HTML5 should take one of these approaches.

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