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Re: ISSUE-99 (listen): Add shorter method names for addEventListener, et al? [DOM3 Events]

From: Oliver Hunt <oliver@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 03:00:41 -0700
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <753C3098-0FF2-4E58-95FA-0C4E499F6783@apple.com>
To: Sergey Ilinsky <castonet@yahoo.co.uk>
I agree, also it is trivial for a developer or library to provide  
aliases to provide the shortened form (including supporting  
listenOnce) -- additionally "unlisten" is incredibly awkward sounding :D

--Oliver

On Aug 27, 2009, at 2:46 AM, Sergey Ilinsky wrote:

> Starting shortening member names can open the Pandora box. What  
> about getElementsByTagName, querySelector etc.? I think at this  
> point of time it is better to avoid such an initiative.
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> --- On Thu, 27/8/09, Web Applications Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org 
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>> From: Web Applications Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org 
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>> Subject: ISSUE-99 (listen): Add shorter method names for  
>> addEventListener, et al? [DOM3 Events]
>> To: public-webapps@w3.org
>> Date: Thursday, 27 August, 2009, 2:09 AM
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>> ISSUE-99 (listen): Add shorter method names for
>> addEventListener, et al? [DOM3 Events]
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>> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/issues/99
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>> Raised by: Doug Schepers
>> On product: DOM3 Events
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>> Alex Russell suggests that since addEventListener() and
>> removeEventListener() are so commonly used, it would be good
>> to add a lump of syntactic sugar by aliasing them with
>> shorter names: listen() and unlisten().  He also
>> suggests adding listenOnce() as a further shortcut method:
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>> <http://www.w3.org/mid/6fc58d0d0904241431n290e8166m1e126cc02e735564@mail.gmail.com 
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