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Re: [1.2T-LC] evt and event (ISSUE-2055, ACTION-2303)

From: Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 15:31:39 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ui57u1pfdhsuf5@gnorps>

Krzysztof Maczyński wrote:

>> An 'event' variable can be used instead of 'evt' ('event' is an alias to 'evt').
> Please define it more formally in terms of ECMAScript.

We have adopted the wording suggested in [1], to say the 'event' is the name of the Event object, and that 'evt' is an alias.

>> Other interpreted languages should behave in a similar manner.
> This sentence occurs earlier, so does it entail an expectation for such aliasing? 

This sentence has been removed, following discussion here[2].

> Note that it may not be a possibility in many interpreted languages unless you specify something explicitly 
> like "function(evt, event)" and require the same object to be passed in both arguments. We'd be left with 
> "evt" only, whereas drafts maintained by the Web Applications WG call for "event".

Please review the new wording[3] and let us know if this satisfies your comment.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2008Sep/0061.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2008Sep/0055.html
[3] http://dev.w3.org/SVG/profiles/1.2T/publish/script.html#HandlerElement

Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Personal blog: http://my.opera.com/macdev_ed
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