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Bug 6490 - Event handler attributes should ignore event's interface
Summary: Event handler attributes should ignore event's interface
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-29 09:47 UTC by Simon Pieters
Modified: 2010-10-04 14:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Simon Pieters 2009-01-29 09:47:59 UTC
The spec says


Must be invoked whenever an abort event is targeted at or bubbles through the element or object.

where "abort" is linked to a definition saying it's a ProgressEvent.

But Firefox, Opera and WebKit ignore the event's interface altogether.

It would be good if the spec made this clear, e.g. by saying "an event of type 'abort'" and maybe even not linking to #event-abort. And maybe have a note somewhere saying that the event's interface is ignored (other than maybe for onbeforeunload -- it seems WebKit and Opera require the right interface but Firefox not).