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Re: storage event

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:11:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0904262210450.10370@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 18 Mar 2009, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> The specification states that the storage event can be cancelled. 
> However, is there any effect tied to cancelling the event? The 
> specification does not say.


On Wed, 18 Mar 2009, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> I don't see any value in claiming that something is cancellable, which 
> canceling has no effect. I'd even say that goes against the spirit of 
> the DOM-Events spec.

Almost all events Gecko fires appear to be cancelable, even when they have 
no effect. :-)

On Thu, 19 Mar 2009, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Hixie said most events are cancelable. I didn't care enough to check 
> since I just wanted to know what the effect of cancelling would be. 
> Looking through HTML5 for "cancelable" there are indeed quite a few 
> events that do not bubble, but are cancelable. I haven't seen many so 
> far for which that makes sense. I have not checked whether there might 
> be legacy reasons for some of them.

I've gone through the spec cleaning it up.

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