W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-dom@w3.org > January to March 2000

Comment on Glossary entry - event bubbling

From: Paul A. Scott <pscott@the-frontier.org>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 11:34:09 -0500 (EST)
To: <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001bf8077$3a3b6da0$0242a8c0@pas.the-frontier.org>
Reference the following URL:


   event propagation, also known as event bubbling

   "This is the idea that an event can affect one object
    and a set of related objects. Any of the potentially
    affected objects can block the event or substitute a
    different one (upward event propagation).  The event
    is broadcast from the node at which it originates to
    every parent node."

The term "bubbling" is somewhat sophomoric. I realize that the term is too
engrained in common usage to be removed, but might I suggest another term.
The IBM documentation for their ESTAE macro, an error trapping mechanism,
refers to event propagation as "percolation." I feel this word is just as
descriptive and much more elegant than "bubbling."

Therefore, I humbly request that "percolation" be added to the title line.
For example:

   event propagation, also known as event bubbling, or percolation

At worst it will simply not be adopted by anyone; at the least it will add
context for those familiar with the term; and at best it will provide a
richer choice of terminology.


Paul A. Scott
Received on Monday, 28 February 2000 09:29:48 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 20 October 2015 10:46:06 UTC