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Re: ACTION-70: Define the scope chain of onFoo events reference issue-1

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 07:40:41 +0100
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <p1df12dahfp5qjrf24ahjdhi1r3ovr70g0@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Jonas Sicking wrote:
>Do we really only want to do this for HTML attributes? It's not a 
>particularly beautiful thing to do, but on the other hand it's always 
>nice when things behave everywhere.

Well, this behavior is pretty much limited to HTML onfoo="" attributes,
you don't have it for SVG onfoo="" attributes in most implementations,
or addEventListener listeners, or <script> listeners, ... and since you
would ultimiately have to change handleEvent's signature, I don't think
that is a good idea. Note that this isn't as simple as if the return
value is false: preventDefault; what you do depends on the event type.
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