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ISSUE-123: Should DOM Level 3 Events support namespaced events?

From: Web APIs Issue Tracker <dean+cgi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:17:32 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-123: Should DOM Level 3 Events support namespaced events?


Raised by: Anne van Kesteren
On product: DOM 3 Events

There are several reasons for dropping namespaced events as we discussed during 
today's telcon:

* Browser vendors have not implemented them
* There has been very little to no demand from Web developers for these 
* Implementing this feature increases QA cost
* Implementing this feature increases the complexity of the Web platform

The main argument in favor seems to be libraries being able to distinguish 
event types from each other. Given that they currently use a simple string for 
this purpose (dojo.xxx, etc.) and that seems to work fine having namespaces 
does not seem necessary here. There's also not infinite libraries and you won't 
use infinite libraries on a Web page so the advantage seems really slim.
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2008 20:18:07 UTC

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