[whatwg] Javascript: URLs as element attributes

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri May 13 15:34:36 PDT 2011

On Mon, 14 Feb 2011, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
> For the record, I removed Opera's "support" (I assume it was an 
> unintended side-effect) for <object data="javascript:..."> along with 
> the rest at the time when I wrote my previous mail in this thread. This 
> intentionally doesn't match what the spec says. (Disclaimer: this is 
> only my opinion on something that isn't really my area of expertise, so 
> others at Opera might decide that the spec is great and push in the 
> opposite direction. It seems unlikely at this point, though.)
> [...]
> Of what has been brought up so far, javascript: as an inline resource is 
> not very useful at all, so IMO the only reason to keep it would be for 
> legacy compat. I'll follow up on this again once the change to block 
> inline javascript: URLs in Opera has been in the wild for a while, 
> hopefully reporting that no compat issues have arisen.

Since only Firefox now supports this, I've removed support for it from the 
spec. (It's just commented out for now; we can put it back if someone 
makes a compelling argument.)

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