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Re: Custom DOM events and privileged browser add-ons; Was: Bubbling/Capturing for XHR + other non-DOM objects

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 01:54:29 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimkN9yqYgUR9QFhRPzKoQv49bAKU7umFl1U9Wc8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Chris Wilson <cwilso@microsoft.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Brett Zamir <brettz9@yahoo.com>, "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, Travis Leithead <travil@microsoft.com>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 1:29 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:39:48 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
>>
>> On 6/29/10 2:36 PM, Chris Wilson wrote:
>>>
>>> See, this is exactly why we asked the question - because it seems that
>>> behavior is inconsistent, we're not sure what the expectation is.
>>
>> Note that the Firefox behavior I described is irrelevant to specification
>> efforts, because it's not visible to web pages....
>>
>> I think Anne answered the question, in any case: the XHR event target
>> chain only contains the XHR object itself and nothing else.  If the spec
>> doesn't say that explicitly, it should.
>
> I do not think the XMLHttpRequest specification should state that to be
> honest. If that is at all unclear from the current specifications (and I am
> not particularly convinced) that should be clarified in DOM Events. There
> are plenty of objects around that implement EventTarget. Saying for every
> single one of them they are standalone is make work.

Indeed. Seems like having the DOM Events spec say that EventTargets
are standalone unless otherwise specified seems like a good idea.

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 2 July 2010 09:00:12 GMT

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