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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 07:55:34 +0000 (UTC)
To: olli@pettay.fi
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, whatwg List <whatwg@whatwg.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908080754330.6420@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 29 Jul 2008, Olli Pettay wrote:
> Chapter " Events and the Window object" [1] says that event is 
> also dispatched to window before (and after) dispatching to DOM nodes. 
> I'd rather say window object is part of the event target chain 
> (unfortunately load event is a special case), so events automatically 
> propagate from document to window. No need to re-dispatch anything. 
> (This is how gecko works ;) )
> Or perhaps that is what the text is trying to say, but it should 
> probably talk about event propagation, not about dispatching to window.

I've tried to clarify this.

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