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Re: [DOM3Events] Use cases for Mutation Events

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 14:03:38 +0100
Cc: Sergey Ilinsky <castonet@yahoo.co.uk>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <95B21B81-DB5E-4B63-B61D-08857CE7BB99@berjon.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
On Jun 4, 2009, at 12:17 , Jonas Sicking wrote:
> I generally agree, and I think that had mutation events never been
> implemented (I'm looking at you Hyatt) the world would probably not
> have missed them very much.

More to the point, if browsers would give us XBL2 mutation events  
would be a whole lot less needed. (Yes Jonas, you know at whom I'm  

One thing that mutation events were used a lot for back in the old  
days of ASV (that supported them early on, IIRC in v3) was to add  
behaviour through decoration. Basically you could add a  
foo:draggable="true" on an element and know that a JS library would  
detect that change and make your element draggable. It's the poor  
man's XBL really.

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