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Re: [DOMCore] fire and dispatch

From: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:05:44 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=dURnSAy_fb=NH9Gk4AgE9KJGPtRb-xcQs87Jy@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 2/24/11, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> 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

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