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Re: SVGT 1.2: event handler function equivalent code is invalid ECMAScript syntax

From: Ola Andersson <Ola.Andersson@ikivo.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 16:25:22 +0100
Message-ID: <234EB4699C751A4A95DF4FD8D041BBFD05336B@SESTHSRV10.zoomon.local>
To: <www-svg@w3.org>
Cc: <mjs@apple.com>, "SVG WG" <w3c-svg-wg@w3.org>

Hi Maciej,
Thanks for your comment.  We have now changed to 
function(evt) {
   // contents of handler
Let us know within two weeks if this does not address your concern.
Best Regards

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 02:06:30 -0700
Message-Id: <6922B403-C8C5-4633-9E5B-3579A705C81D@apple.com>
To: www-svg@w3c.org

The spec says, in section 15.5, that ECMAScript event handlers are  
equivalent to:

Function(evt) {
     // contents of handler

This is not syntactically valid JavaScript. "function" with a lower  
case f is the function expression keyword and would work in this  
context. "Function" with a capital "F" is the name of the Function  
constructor, but it can't take a bare identifierl as an argument, nor  
can it be followed by a block to provide the body. This needs to be  

function(evt) {
     // contents of handler


new Function("evt", " // contents of handler ");

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