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[Bug 6490] New: Event handler attributes should ignore event's interface

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:47:59 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6490-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>


           Summary: Event handler attributes should ignore event's interface
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: simonp@opera.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

The spec says


Must be invoked whenever an abort event is targeted at or bubbles through the
element or object.

where "abort" is linked to a definition saying it's a ProgressEvent.

But Firefox, Opera and WebKit ignore the event's interface altogether.

It would be good if the spec made this clear, e.g. by saying "an event of type
'abort'" and maybe even not linking to #event-abort. And maybe have a note
somewhere saying that the event's interface is ignored (other than maybe for
onbeforeunload -- it seems WebKit and Opera require the right interface but
Firefox not).

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