Re: Scope chain modification for <handler>s

On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 04:07:50 +0200, Cameron McCormack <> wrote:

> Hello WG.
> At one point Erik had ACTION-2174 to review the function/scope chain
> requirements for <handler> elements, and in the end decided to leave it
> as it is.
> I was just doing some brief testing for the scope chain part of it, and
> it seems neither Opera nor Bitflash add the event target to the scope
> chain. 

The currently specified behaviour seems more user-friendly IMHO, but of course it's possible for a content author to do a work-around if we decide to change it.


> So I suggest that the mention of the scope chain modification be
> removed.  We already have removed that test from the test suite.  My
> suggested text for the evt/event ISSUE-2055 sent to www-svg doesn’t
> include it.

Maybe we can discuss this in a telcon? I'd be ok with removing the scope-chain wording, but we should maybe consider the above point.


Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
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Received on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 07:20:45 UTC