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RE: Comments and questions on XBL2 Working Draft

From: Marcos Caceres <m.caceres@qut.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:15:12 +1000
To: "'Jim Ley'" <jim.ley@gmail.com>, <public-appformats@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c6bf69$0223a6c0$066af440$@caceres@qut.edu.au>

Hi Jim, 
Please understand that the XBL spec is primarily aimed at implementers, not
developers. The aim of the Primer will be to clarify what is covered in the
XBL spec (and hopefully make clear XBL's purpose and possible applications).
Unlike the XBL Spec, we will likely target the Primer at the general web
development community (ie. people who already use HTML+CSS(+AJAX), but want
to use some of the more powerful features afforded by XBL). Please note that
the primer will probably not serve as a Use Case or Requirements document,
but may nevertheless inform the XBL Specification on how to make things as
easy to use as possible, or point out where things may be unclear.  

We are currently working out the details of the Primer and we will make a
more formal announcement to the public list in the coming weeks. 


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[mailto:public-appformats-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jim Ley
Sent: Saturday, 12 August 2006 8:08 PM
To: public-appformats@w3.org
Subject: Re: Comments and questions on XBL2 Working Draft

On 09/08/06, Mikko Pohja <mikko.pohja@hut.fi> wrote:
> FYI, WAF WG has decided to create an XBL Primer to explain the purpose 
> of the language.

Should this not be published before the specification is worked on, if the
purpose isn't clear, how can you create a specification - or if it's clear
within the working group as I assume is more likely, how can you publish
documents for public review without the public also understanding the
purpose of what is being published?


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