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on<event> attributes as global attributes

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 13:40:50 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <1277386836.1845.920.camel@localhost>
Hi,

I was wondering why most of the events attributes are defined as global
attributes (i.e. available on all HTML elements):
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/elements.html#global-attributes

The specs mentions that:
        "While these attributes apply to all elements, they are not
        useful on all elements. For example, only media elements will
        ever receive a volumechange  event fired by the user agent."
Why couldn't these events attributes only be defined for the relevant
elements then?

Thanks,

Dom
Received on Thursday, 24 June 2010 13:44:12 UTC

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