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Re: ISSUE-43: change to \"common baseline\"?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 22:22:39 +0100
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <a8so121gelhgn6ml57eu68tia73sf1d34d@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Jonas Sicking wrote:
>Would it really break backwards compatibility for ECMA-script 
>implementations to change onreadystatechange from being a Function to 
>being an EventListener?

If you can tell the difference through black box testing then there is a
chance that it breaks compatibility under some definition of the term. I
am not sure however what the implications of such a change would be. How
would a user-defined Function provide the .handleEvent() method, for ex-

>I do think we should have a section no matter what that describes when 
>current implementations deviate from the spec.

I think it would be more valuable to make a good test suite and provide
up to date test results; others in the community can then take this in-
formation and produce good tutorials. We probably don't have resources
to do anything but a poor excuse for this in the document, and once it
is a Recommendation, the information would quickly become outdated.
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