with and scope chain augmentation

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 24 14:57:02 PDT 2009

On Jun 24, 2009, at 2:42 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:

> Isn't it funny how something that seems small can have such a large
> effect? This misfeature doesn't seem to have a good role or use cases.
> It seems a bit like the callable collections that MSIE started.

Agreed, at a gut-feel (churning, I mean) level.

> If HTML 5 author(s) only had the hindsight to see the problems with
> their inventions. I don't expect much at this point.

Careful with pronouns -- HTML 5 spec writers did not create nested  
scopes for event handlers, I did. They are just paving this particular  
cowpath, droppings and all. :-)


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