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Re: currentTarget / observer

From: Gerd Wagner <wagnerg@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 13:44:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4D270AAE.2010901@tu-cottbus.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: www-dom@w3.org

>> What about replacing the misnomer "currentTarget" by "observer" in the
>> Event interface?
>
> We cannot break compatibility.

I understand this requirement, but does it imply that we have to live
with bad choices made in the past (going on to create misunderstanding
costs) forever?

One possible approach would be introducing "observer" and declaring
"currentTarget" as deprecated.

Gerd Wagner
http://www.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/~gwagner
Received on Friday, 7 January 2011 12:45:10 GMT

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