[whatwg] Preventing nested click() calls
ggaren at apple.com
Fri Mar 14 12:10:15 PDT 2008
> To me it just seems wrong to prevent this. This is in theory no
> different than a recursive call and just like recursion it can end up
> in an infinite loop.
You're right, it is no different *in theory*. It is, however,
different in practice. If we allow click() to re-enter itself, popular
websites stop working.
> engines already have a limit on the size of the call stack.
The concern here isn't implementation complexity -- it's web
compatibility. A standard that breaks the web is no standard at all.
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