[whatwg] createEvent() in Web Workers?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 1 21:36:17 PST 2009

On Thu, 26 Nov 2009, Simon Pieters wrote:
> There's ErrorEvent.initErrorEvent, and dispatchEvent is exposed in 
> workers, but there's no createEvent (because there's no document). Are 
> there use cases for sending events in a worker? Should we expose 
> createEvent somewhere? Should we remove initErrorEvent?

I don't want to remove initErrorEvent() because that would just cause 
troubles later if we ever add createEvent().

In the meantime, though, I don't see a really compelling reason to add 
event creation to the worker API set, so I haven't changed anything there 
for now. If DOM3 Events adds constructors or whatever, it can expose them 
to Workers easily enough.

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