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Re: WebApps-ISSUE-178 (empty string and null event types): Implementations and DOM Core allow empty string and null event types [DOM3 Events]

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:27:10 +0200
To: www-dom@w3.org, Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.vxdmbkk164w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Fri, 13 May 2011 23:09:45 +0200, Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/10/2011 08:00 PM, Glenn Maynard wrote:
>> I don't think this was a good change, either, as I said at the time:  
>> adding extra state is worse than all of the other options (such as  
>> using an empty event type to mean "not initialized").  I figured it  
>> would make more sense to shelve the DOM Core-related discussions until  
>> Anne returns, though.
> AFAICT, both Gecko and Presto seem to match the specification, while  
> WebKit doesn't. (I haven't tested Trident.) If you convince UAs to  
> implement the behaviour you prefer, I'll be happy to update DOM Core  
> accordingly. Otherwise, I haven't seen any new information in this  
> thread.

It seems sicking was willing to change this in Gecko. And I do not think  
the specification is being matched for all details anyway so we should be  
able to change this around. I am in favor of exposing the uninitialized  
state through the empty string name as well. Unless you object I think I  
will make DOM Core say that instead for now as it is the better option.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 20 June 2011 13:27:40 UTC

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