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[Bug 12949] click() shouldn't have special powers over dispatching click event manually

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Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:10:56 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12949

--- Comment #33 from Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> 2011-08-23 00:10:54 UTC ---
We shouldn't do or don't do something just because it's what browsers do. The
first question should always be "what is the best API", *after* that we should
ask "would that break the web". The latter question is *informed* by "what do
browsers do". But just because browsers don't do something doesn't mean that it
breaks the web.

Did Gecko ever get a bug filed on that dispatching "click" events against a
link doesn't traverse it? Note that this is a different question to if click()
traverses the link.

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