Re: [DOMCore] fire and dispatch

On 2/24/11, Anne van Kesteren <> wrote:
> For DOM Core Ms2ger and I (and some others on IRC) decided to introduce a
> subtle distinction between fire and dispatch. Dispatching is actually
> going through the list of event targets with an initialized event whereas
> firing is initializing the event and then dispatching it.
> E.g. a specification can say "fire an event named x" and DOM Core defines
> that to mean that you create an event of type Event, that all its flags
> are unset (unless specified otherwise), apart from its trusted flag which
> is true (when a specification says to dispatch an event it is trusted),
> that its name is x, etc. and that after you have initialized it in that
> way it is then dispatched.

OK. Why not expose a generic version of `fire` to the scripting environment?

Received on Friday, 25 February 2011 03:06:17 UTC