[whatwg] Why are media event handlers defined on HTMLElement instead of HTMLMediaElement

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Tue Feb 15 02:17:12 PST 2011

On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:54:54 +0100, David Flanagan  
<david at davidflanagan.com> wrote:

> The draft specification defines 20+ medial event handler IDL attributes  
> on HTMLElement.  These events are non-bubbling and are always targeted  
> at <audio> and <video> tags, so I wonder if they wouldn't be better  
> defined on HTMLMediaElement instead.

All event handler attributes are defined on HTMLElement regardless of  
which kind of element they are fired on, because it's simpler to implement  
this way, and is already implemented this way.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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