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[whatwg] Exposing EventTarget to JavaScript

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 17:43:32 -0400
Message-ID: <49F23284.9060601@mit.edu>
Erik Arvidsson wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 11:46, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
>> It's not really clear to me what the benefits of using the (rather
>> suboptimal, from the JS point of view) DOM EventTarget API for generic JS
>> callback dispatch are.
> One of the benefits is a consistent API.

OK, true.  But if the API is a bad fit, this might not be enough to want 
to use it.

> I do agree that the EventTarget API is suboptimal and so are most of
> the DOM APIs but it is what we got and we need tie the lose ends and
> make ends meet.

Why is the right approach to this to add addEventListener and its 
baggage to everything instead of adding a sane API to everything?

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