Re: Element.create(): a proposal for more convenient element creation

On 8/2/11, Tab Atkins Jr. <> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Glenn Maynard <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <>
>> wrote:
>>> MooTools is basically identical to Prototype, except that you can
>>> additionally set listeners on the element during creation by using a
>>> magical "events" property in the attribute bag, which takes an object
>>> of event names and functions.  This would be nice to look into adding.
>> Is this much better than just saying eg. Element.create("a", {href:
>> "http://link", onclick: function(e) { ... } }, "link"}?
> Hmm, is everything exposed as on* attributes now?  If so, then yeah,
> just do that; no need to mess around with a magic property in the
> attributes bag.
Good example.

Libraries that cover up the underlying APIs proliferate misconceptions
about how those underlying APIs work.


Received on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 18:38:36 UTC