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

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:01:20 -0400
Message-ID: <48D17020.6020905@w3.org>
To: Krzysztof Maczyński <1981km@gmail.com>, www-svg@w3.org

Hi, Krzysztof-

Thanks for your comment.  This is something I'd like to see resolved,
too, as it may cause problems for authors who are mixing SVG with HTML.

Note that there is quite a lot of SVG content that uses 'evt', so we do
need to find a solution that fits legacy content, too.

The parameter 'e' as an alias for 'event' is also used quite a lot in
script content on the Web, so maybe that might be relevant as well.

We'll discuss this in the SVG WG, and get back to you soon.

-Doug Schepers, on behalf of the SVG WG

Krzysztof Maczyński wrote (on 9/16/08 6:34 PM):
> Dear WG,
>> An 'event' variable can be used instead of 'evt' ('event' is an
>> alias to 'evt').
> Please define it more formally in terms of ECMAScript.
>> Other interpreted languages should behave in a similar manner.
> This sentence occurs earlier, so does it entail an expectation for
> such aliasing? 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".
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