HTML5 spec. seems to unnecessarily ban strict mode event handlers

Ian Hickson ian at
Thu Feb 3 14:14:44 PST 2011

On Thu, 3 Feb 2011, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> To be sure, I checked the event handler section of the HTML5 spec 
> ( 
> and to my surprise I discovered that it specifies the creation of the 
> handler function in a manner that, at first glance, seems to explicitly 
> cause the presence of a use strict directive to be ignored.  

This wasn't intentional.

I'm happy to change the spec to more correctly interface with the ES spec. 
Let me know what it should say!

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