that's as2. inconsistancy reigns.
much like ms windows, when new functionality is cobbled onto legacy code, you have a mishmash. as2 evolved from legacy as1 and they both coexist in as2.
as3 was a pretty clean break from legacy as1 and, to a lesser degree, as2. it's much more consistant. and much more demanding.
Thanks! There wasn't really a problem. I was just curious.
but, good point. that topic's one of selling points of as3.