Originally Posted by Airblader
I have searched my way through the different DOM level specifications and I can't find any mention of a specified(!) method named like that. Unfortunately, it also doesn't seem to be specified anywhere else and to me it looks like it's a method that every implementation seems to have,
did you really look? HTML5 is not very obscure imho... i'll chalk it up to a "senior moment" because i know you do good work around here...
a rose by any other name would still smell so sweet. who cares where it came from, it's just there. as my mom used to say when she didn't understand something: "that's just how god made it". also, alert's not in node.js, webworkers, ASP classic, and many other JS implementations that follow (or try to follow) the ECMAScript spec.
to me, this is not surprising, the spec doesn't even spec "window", much less its methods...
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