[whatwg] hashchange only dispatched in history traversal

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Aug 10 10:51:02 PDT 2007

On Aug 10, 2007, at 2:20 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> Wouldn't it make sense to dispatch the event whenever location.hash  
> changes value? When following a link for instance? (Unless I  
> misunderstood something it's currently only dispatched in history  
> traversal.)

I agree with Anne's suggestion.

I would also suggest calling it something other than hashchange. I  
realize the term "hash" is used in other places in the HTML DOM to  
refer to the fragment ID but it sounds weird in an event name like  
that. CSS uses "target" and the URI RFC uses "fragment identifier".


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