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Re: Functions that Implement the EventListener Interface (DOM Level 3 Events)

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:51:34 +0300
Message-ID: <4E0255D6.4000604@helsinki.fi>
To: Rob Brackett <rbrackett@apple.com>
CC: www-dom@w3.org, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Jacob Rossi <jrossi@microsoft.com>
On 06/22/2011 11:44 PM, Rob Brackett wrote:
> I wanted to follow up on this, since there haven't been any responses
> this week. Does anybody have any feedback on whether the issue of how
> ECMAScript functions that also have a handleEvent property behave as
> event listeners is an issue worth addressing? I definitely think it
> is a legitimate point of confusion for authors and deserves some
> discussion, especially since DOM Level 3 Events is closing down.

D3E could be clarified, but seems like this is anyway defined in WebIDL.

Jacob, could you perhaps add some clarification to D3E?

-Olli


>
> -Rob
>
>
> On Jun 17, 2011, at 9:56 PM, Rob Brackett wrote:
>
>> On Jun 17, 2011, at 9:26 PM, Boris Zbarsky<bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On 6/17/11 11:07 PM, Rob Brackett wrote:
>>>> But it seems disappointing that such flexibility and
>>>> consistency in the API would be sacrificed for an optimization
>>>> in Internet Explorer.
>>>
>>> Not just IE.  The behavior currently in the spec is the behavior
>>> that Chrome, Gecko, and IE have, no?
>>
>> I was referring to the fact that, in the earlier email, it sounded
>> like the *optimization,* and thus the desire for the current
>> behavior, was unique to IE.
>>
>> But to answer the question: yes; IE, Gecko, and Chrome match the
>> current spec. However, any WebKit implementation that uses
>> JavaScriptCore, which I believe represents a wide variety of mobile
>> browsers using WebKit (not just iOS), currently differs from the
>> spec. So not all implementations agree.
>>
>> -Rob
>>
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>
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