The only bug I can find on the issue is this one. Have a look at the comments, it was closed as won't fix.
Yes, it appears to be the very same bug I posted which people are having trouble with.
I know it's kind of annoying but the engine has always worked this way - the real bug was that 0.99.7 let you get away with it - but hopefully this is one of the last pre-1.0 pains.
Actually I'd still like to "get away with it" as you put it. I can't really see what is gained in basically removing this unintended feature. Also, while it may be true that in some cases there is an easy workaround, in more complicated cases it can be a real pain in the ass and somewhat takes away from the fine experience which working with Construct usually is.
I understand that the devs considered adding it in for good, but due to design didn't do it after all. So maybe it's pointless complaining about it again here, but I felt I had to add to this topic.
Well, this issue is bugging me in a big way, since most of my more accomplished stuff is broken now in post 99.7 versions.