[whatwg] Scroll events + bubbling?

Garrett Smith dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 12:39:05 PDT 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Brady Eidson <beidson at apple.com> wrote:
> From the current spec:
> "onscroll - Must be invoked whenever a scroll event is targeted at or
> bubbles through the element."

Link to the spec: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#onscroll

> Yet IE and Firefox don't, and WebKit is currently considering matching them
> for compatibility...  it seems that folks agree scroll events shouldn't
> bubble.

Please post a testcase.

Also, consider that many legacy events, when registered in "legacy'
attribute fashion, will not bubble.

// captures bubbled change.
aForm.addEventListener("change", formChanged, false);

// doesn't capture bubbled change.
aForm.onchange = attributeChanged;

I posted similar comments/auestions on teh DOM mailing list, but that
list may habe fallen out of fashion (not sure if anyone subscribes to
that anymore).

> Can we update the spec to match this?

Can you post a testcase contrasting addEventListener, attribute
assignment, and results in browsers?


> ~Brady

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