with and scope chain augmentation

Garrett Smith dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 15:17:15 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Brendan Eich<brendan at mozilla.com> wrote:
> 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. :-)

Of course, obviously the feature came long before HTML 5. I'm
frustrated by what I see happening with HTML 5 in general. At a gut
level, you know, some of the other things in HTML 5, new things, feels
the same. To me.


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