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Re: Custom DOM events and privileged browser add-ons; Was: Bubbling/Capturing for XHR + other non-DOM objects

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 12:03:30 +0200
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <qmdr26d8abmj2vrsamssg8s1q07tsl2iq0@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Jonas Sicking wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 1:29 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:39:48 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
>>> I think Anne answered the question, in any case: the XHR event target
>>> chain only contains the XHR object itself and nothing else.  If the spec
>>> doesn't say that explicitly, it should.
>> I do not think the XMLHttpRequest specification should state that to be
>> honest. If that is at all unclear from the current specifications (and I am
>> not particularly convinced) that should be clarified in DOM Events. There
>> are plenty of objects around that implement EventTarget. Saying for every
>> single one of them they are standalone is make work.
>Indeed. Seems like having the DOM Events spec say that EventTargets
>are standalone unless otherwise specified seems like a good idea.

Well let's see: if you want to know what the XHR event flow is, then you
have to read the XHR specification to see whether it specifies something
different from the "default" regardless of whether it does or does not.
If it does specify the event flow, then you are done. And if it does not
you also have to read the DOM Events specification to learn the default.
So, correct me if I am wrong, but having to read two specifications does
not seem to be less work than having to read only one specification.
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