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[Bug 20567] Change [[Prototype]] for concept-node-adopt?

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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:42:50 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20567

--- Comment #36 from Bobby Holley (:bholley) <bobbyholley@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Geoffrey Garen from comment #35)
> What about event handlers? Event handlers will still reference their
> originating contexts through their scope chains, leaking the world.
> 
> I don't think we can change the scope chain of an event handler, since it's
> just a JavaScript function, and changing its scope chain will likely break
> its functionality.

We can't move event handlers, that's for sure. But we could pretty easily spec
that adopting a node clears all event handlers. Unless I'm missing something?

Even if we couldn't do that, we'd still be looking at a significant reduction
in world-leaking, since most nodes won't have event handlers.

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