Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.

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figured out event setting on Opera, it's just like IE 5 for the mac. Instead of


node.setAttribute("eventName", "some code");

one should use

eval("node."+eventName+"=function(){"+somecode+"};");

to set event handlers on dynamically created nodes in Opera 7. For simple assignment (when you know the name of the event and it's not passed into a function or anything), this works:

node.eventName=function(){somecode();}

Compat

Opera 7 compatibility listings.

Opera 7

I've been playing a bit with the new Opera 7 beta, and with less than an hour's worth of work, we have inline constructors and the rest of the netWindows infrastructure working correctly on it. There are some issues with node creation and event setting, but they seem workable.

I'm very impressed. Kudos to the guys at opera.

Comment

Scott points to Joe Hewitt's new comment interface for his weblog. This is (close to) what I've been envisioning for the brainFeed threaded comment system for some months now. Guess he beat me too it. He's even got it set up in such a way that you don't have to reload the page to see new comments. Holy crap. He's thought of everything I've been mulling but haven't had time to do.

I suppose this is good (in addition to being super nifty), becuase it's probably going to be another 2 months before I have time to hack any more python, let alone a NW widget to handle it and write tools for converting from blogger, etc...

Expectation Management

Seems to me we should have learned this particular lesson in the 40's at the cost of millions of lives. If you leave a nation in shambles after a war, what, exactly, does the international community expect?

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