[whatwg] Window events that bubble?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 3 16:54:42 PDT 2010

On Mon, 17 May 2010, David Flanagan wrote:
> Section 6.5.9 "History Traversal" defines popstate and hashchange events 
> that are fired on the Window object. It specifies that these events 
> *must* bubble. Where should they bubble to?  What does it mean to bubble 
> up from a Window? These events aren't going across frames, are they?
> Is the specification that they must bubble a formality because existing 
> implementations set the bubbles property of the Event object to true? Or 
> does it actually have some impact on event propagation?

On Mon, 17 May 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> My understanding is that the only noticable effect of defining that 
> these effects bubble is that their bubbles property is set to true. Same 
> thing happens to bubbling events fired at an XMLHttpRequest object.


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