[whatwg] Comments on <event-source> and addEventSource()

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Feb 27 19:01:55 PST 2007

On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > 
> > The "onmessage" (previously "onevent") attribute is intended to 
> > address this. Does it not?
> As I understand it 'message' is only dispatched when the Event field is 
> not set to something else. However, I suppose if you want full control 
> you can use the slightly more complicated DOM APIs.


> There's one problem with 'message' though. It conflicts with cross 
> document messaging. Now it's possible that they both dispatch and 
> implement a different interface but it might be confusing to authors.

Fixed. (Merged them.)

> The example that contains the following:
>   load
>   Target: #image1
> should probably be clarified to see that an event does actually dispatch.
> Since Event defaults to 'message'.

Fixed the example.

> Editorial: in the "Message events" section the definition "message" is 
> not marked up with <code>. And the "onmessage" event handler points 
> doesn't point to it.

Is that still there? I couldn't find it.

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