[whatwg] HTMLElement.onload

Markus Ernst derernst at gmx.ch
Tue Oct 27 01:29:35 PDT 2009


Ian Hickson schrieb:
> On Sun, 25 Oct 2009, Markus Ernst wrote:
>> The spec says in 3.2.3: "The following event handler content attributes 
>> may be specified on any HTML element" - with my quite trivial 
>> understanding, I would actually expect something to happen if I do this. 
>> The note "The attributes marked with an asterisk have a different 
>> meaning when specified on body elements as those elements expose event 
>> handlers of the Window object with the same names" does not correct this 
>> expectation, but rather implies, that onload on any element has an 
>> effect, as it is supposed to have another effect than when specified in 
>> the body element.
> 
> I've tried to clarify this by adding a note after the one you mention.
> 
> 
>> Also, in this events table, the description of the load event is very 
>> rudimentary: "Fired when a resource has finished loading". I suggest 
>> changing this to something like: "Fired at the Window object when the 
>> document has finished loading, or at an element containing a resource, 
>> when the resource has finished loading".
> 
> Ok.

Thank you. In this table
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section-index.html#events-0
there is now the error event left with no indication where the event is 
fired, but only when it is fired.


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