[whatwg] postMessage feedback
jwalden+whatwg at MIT.EDU
Sat Apr 26 10:05:41 PDT 2008
(sigh, messed up sender address so the original got rejected from the whatwg list, apologies for the duplicate message...)
Ian Hickson wrote:
> I haven't changed the target of the event, it's still the Document object.
> This is a little odd, though, would people rather I made it the <body>
> element with an auto-forward to the Window object, like the 'load' event
> and so forth? That would allow onmessage="" handles to be written.
I've mentioned this on IRC but should probably mention it here so it's in the record, so to speak. I don't see a strong use case for an onmessage attribute. Event handler attributes are useful for quick little things, but accepting messages from other sites seems neither quick (aside from free-for-all walls I can't think of things you'd want to do that wouldn't be fairly involved) nor little (you need the origin check at a minimum, then you have to do whatever you're going to do, and it's a lot to stuff in an attribute -- and if you're just delegating to another method, why not just set the method as handler programmatically?). I don't think having to do it via script is particularly burdensome.
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