Event handler proliferation

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 16:40:11 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199709242340.QAA11119@server.livingston.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 16:40:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Subject: Event handler proliferation

I'd like to make another call for a generic 'script' attribute for most
tags, if not all.

I'm editing a new HTML book at we've documented *23* event handlers in
NS and MSIE **in addition to** those officially in HTML 4.0.

Most of them are in MSIE 4.0, a lot to do with data binding.  18 are IE4
only, 2 are N4 only, and 3 are in both.

Continuously adding event handlers to the HTML spec does not seem like a
good idea.  But it could be avoided if a generic script container were
implemented so all future event handlers would simply be content to the
container.

-MZ
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