June 13th, 2005 by Nick Fitzsimons
Stuart Langridge and Jeremy Keith have already written up summaries of what was decided, so I won’t bother repeating them, but will move on to the discussion about the original three questions.
By the time we got onto these topics we’d moved outside, and numbers had decreased considerably; perhaps as a result of this, decisions were made fairly quickly (if they were made at all). In short, the results were:
- Naming: We’ll call it DOM Scripting;
- The dreaded
onloadproblem: All the things you’d think would work don’t. However Mozilla has an undocumented DOMContentLoaded event (which is probably to be standardised), and Dean Edwards explained that it is possible to provide support for this using IE behaviors (.htc files). I’m planning to do some experimentation on this one to see what the best approach is when working with other browsers, although I’m probably just repeating Dean’s work.
Finally, thanks to everybody for making Saturday afternoon such an enjoyable and informative gathering. I hope to catch up with you all again; if not before, there’s always @media 2006.
P.S.: if you’re looking for more info about the presentations at @media, don’t miss Isofarro’s excellent notes and transcripts.