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Re: ISSUE-44 (EventsAndWindow): Should DOM3 Events cover the interaction of events and the Window object? [DOM3 Events]

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 23:27:15 -0700
Message-ID: <489BE743.8090801@sicking.cc>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: olli@pettay.fi, Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Aug 2008, Olli Pettay wrote:
>> Could we actually just say that if document implements DocumentView 
>> interface and .defaultView isn't null and implements EventTarget, the 
>> event propagates to .defaultView. So in that case defaultView becomes 
>> the root of the event target chain (if the target of the event is bound 
>> to document). No need to mention Window, since AbstractView is already 
>> defined in DOM2 Views[1]. HTML5 defines that AbstractView must also 
>> implement Window and EventTarget interfaces. [2]
> Fine by me, so long as the result is compatible with most UAs.

One very unfortunate thing is that if i recall correctly the Window 
object never takes part in the EventTarget chain for the 'load' event. 
But does for all other events. This was because a lot of sites broke 
when we tried to bubble 'load' to the Window.

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 8 August 2008 06:28:51 UTC

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