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Firing events in the deviceorientation spec

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:09:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4ED8CDF5.7040200@opera.com>
To: public-geolocation@w3.org
There are a number of problems around the events in the device 
orientation spec:

The spec refers to DOM 2 events which is hideously out of date. It 
should refer to DOM 4 [1] which actually has an accurate description of 
how events work.

The spec introduces a new init*Event method. There has been general 
agreement that these should be phased out of the platform in favour of 
constructors for event objects.

The description of event dispatch should use the correct terminology to 
integrate with the event loop in HTML5. See e.g. this example [2] from 
websockets to get an idea of how it should look (the relevant sentences 
are those following the pattern "queue a task named X to fire a simple 
event named Y at the Z object".

[1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/domcore/raw-file/tip/Overview.html#events
[2] http://dev.w3.org/html5/websockets/#feedback-from-the-protocol
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