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[Bug 11977] HTML5 spec. seems to unnecessarily ban strict mode event handlers

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Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 19:22:12 +0000
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--- Comment #7 from Ms2ger <Ms2ger@gmail.com> 2011-03-08 19:22:11 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> The idea of stable interface points between specifications is an interesting
> one. Where possible, I still think an "as if" transformation to the source
> language is preferable but for situations where that isn't expressive enough
> then a stable inter-specification interface my be a good way to make durable
> connections between specs. 

IMO, inter-specification interfaces are much better than string concatenation,
as they tend to be much easier to check for unintended side-effects. We've been
moving toward this way of specifiying, at least in DOM specs.

See, for example, the definition of the FormData constructor [1], which defers
to the "constructing the form data set" algorithm in HTML, which should be the
most stable approach.

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/XMLHttpRequest-2/#dom-formdata-form

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