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[Bug 11960] Consider making the global scope pollution by names/ids quirks-only

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Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:44:57 +0000
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--- Comment #11 from Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> 2011-03-21 23:44:55 UTC ---
Adrian: Are these compatibility problems any bigger than ones that already
occur due to forked code-paths for IE. I would have imagined that implementing
addEventListener for example resulted in some set of sites breaking.

Basically my point is that web and browser devs will be taking pains while
these forks exist, with the goals of having them go away and have the same code
work in all browsers.

It does seem like polluting the global scope is a pretty big deal and we should
really avoid it if at all possible.

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