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Re: Event events?

From: Joseph Kesselman/Watson/IBM <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 10:31:51 -0400
To: "John Ky" <hand@syd.speednet.com.au>
Cc: <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF487437DF.C984BEB3-ON8525696D.004F3000@pok.ibm.com>

>This may seem a stupid question, but will
>there ever be the possibility of detecting
?when an event listeners are added or
?removed from event targets?

"Quis custodet ipsos custodes?"

It's impossible to answer "will there ever be the possibilty of". We can
say that this functionality isn't in DOM Level 2, and there's no current
plan to include it in Level 3.

If you really need it, motivate it -- provide a use case that can't be
addressed equally well by having whatever user code adds/removes the event
handler explicitly dispatch an application event to that handler, or to
something else in non-DOM code.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Tuesday, 3 October 2000 10:31:59 UTC

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