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[Bug 16878] New: Well, I'm on it again. The description on events is a shambles. I'm trying to write a course on HTML 5 and the information is contradictory or missing. First, as before, the section "Global attributes" lists what it purports to be the event handler conten

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Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:01:55 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16878

           Summary: Well, I'm on it again. The description on events is a
                    shambles. I'm trying to write a course on HTML 5 and
                    the information is contradictory or missing. First, as
                    before, the section "Global attributes" lists what it
                    purports to be the event handler conten
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#top
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#top

Comment:
Well, I'm on it again. The description on events is a shambles. I'm trying to
write a course on HTML 5 and the information is contradictory or missing.

First, as before, the section "Global attributes" lists what it purports to be
the event handler content attributes that may be specified on any HTML
element. But, as mentioned before, these events are not described there.

But there are places scattered around the doc where various events are
described. What's disturbing is there are events described in these places
that are not on the list in "Global attributes" and there are events in
"Global attributes" that are not found anywhere I could see in the doc.

First, events listed in "Global attributes" that I could not find other
references for:

* oncancel
* onclose


Then events I found elsewhere that are not in the "Global attributes" list :

* addtrack
* afterprint
* beforeprint
* beforeunload
* DOMContentLoaded
* enter
* exit
* error
* message
* offline
* online
* pagehide
* pageshow
* popstate
* readystatechange



(By the way, there is a reference to framesets in "Event handlers on elements,
Document objects, and Window objects", but I thought framesets have been
removed.)


I understand this is an enormous project with tons of detail, and I appreciate
your work and effort. I'm just trying to point out some areas of concern so
you can address them when they bubble to the top of the priorty list.

Kind regards,

-Steve Comstock
steve@trainersfriend.com

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