window.onload problem ... survey of solutions

Eli Cochran eli at
Fri Oct 5 16:44:07 UTC 2007

At the summit, the problems associated with using window.onload to  
init element events came up (I think it was raised by Antranig).

I recently came across these two articles on the issue and found them  
very interesting (if you are, as I am, interested in this kind of  
stuff.) Try to get past the fact that the second article is a little  
bit jQuery centric. As the author points out, the technique could  
easily be generalized to work with any framework (or no framework at  

1. The window.onload problem (still) [Peter's Blog]

2. The window.onload Problem - Really Solved! [Peter's Blog]

- Eli

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Eli Cochran
user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley

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