[whatwg] Spec for handling runtime script errors doesn't seem to match reality

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Nov 12 16:17:28 PST 2012

On 11/12/12 11:48 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> So I did a bit more experimenting, and at first glance when the function
> runs, even though the function's global is actually window A the "this"
> object seems to be set to window B... _That_'s not specced anywhere
> either, afaict.

And in fact what the spec said was both ambiguous and not matching reality.

I filed https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19947 about the 
"this" issue.  Still looking into what IE does in terms of which onerror 
handler is called.


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