Fw: HTML 4.0 events and DOM requirements draft

Marc A. Duncan (maduncan@skipjack.bluecrab.org)
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 09:36:04 -0400


Message-Id: <199707171337.JAA06872@skipjack.bluecrab.org>
From: "Marc A. Duncan" <maduncan@skipjack.bluecrab.org>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Fw: HTML 4.0 events and DOM requirements draft
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 09:36:04 -0400



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> From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@yasd.com>
> To: Chris Ridd <C.Ridd@isode.com>
> Cc: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 events and DOM requirements draft
> Date: Thursday, July 17, 1997 9:17 AM
> 
> 
> >
> >An alternate possibility is to use the <PARAM> element, as used in 
> ><APPLET>.
> >
> ><A HREF="/">
> ><PARAM NAME=onclick ACTION="foo()">
> ><PARAM NAME=onmouseenter ACTION="bar()">Foo bar</A>
> >
> >Chris
> >
> 
>
> 
> Event handling should be handled within DOM working group, not the HTML
> group.  Event trapping is not a markup language issue, it is an object
model
> issue. Unfortunately, it was forced into this realm with the use of
inline
> event handlers.
> 
> Shelley
> =============================================================
> Shelley Powers       YASD
> shelleyp@yasd.com    http://www.yasd.com
>                      http://www.dynamicearth.com
> 
> IDG Books Professional Series book on Dynamic HTML, authored by 
> Shelley Powers. Out early Fall.
> 

I agree with this opinion.  I fail to see where HTML should have anything
to do with event handling.  

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