HTML5 spec. seems to unnecessarily ban strict mode event handlers

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Thu Feb 3 15:17:00 PST 2011


I included suggested language in bug http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11977 


On Feb 3, 2011, at 2:14 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Feb 2011, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
>> 
>> To be sure, I checked the event handler section of the HTML5 spec 
>> (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#event-handler-attributes) 
>> 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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