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Re: Request to review DCI specification

From: stephane boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 14:46:58 +0200
Message-ID: <46825C42.7030301@w3.org>
To: public-dcci-editors@w3.org

After agreement from Maciej Stachowiak, i'm forwarding this message 
containing a comment on the DCI spec that has been handled by the UWA WG 
in the July 4 version of the specification 
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-DPF-20070704/ )

On Oct 25, 2006, at 5:44 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
 >On Oct 25, 2006, at 1:05 AM, Max Froumentin wrote:
 >> Hi w3c-dom-ig,
 >> The Device Independence WG would be grateful if the IG could
 >> take a look at its latest published specification:
 >> "Delivery Context: Interfaces (DCI) Accessing Static and Dynamic
 >> Properties"
 >> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/CR-DPF-20061019/
 >> This is not a formal request, since the document is in CR, but given
 >> that it is about an API derived from the DOM, and that it defines new
 >> DOM node types in the IDL, we would be really grateful if we heard
 >> this group's opinion and advice.

 >Without even reading the rest of the spec, I think deriving custom
 >interfaces directly from Node is an extremely bad idea. The DOM is
 >meant to map to an XML infoset, and I do not see how this is possible
 >with the current design which has nodes that cannot correspond to
 >anything in an XML document.

 >I think the spec is fatally flawed as-is, and should either be
 >rewritten to be just a direct API that doesn't pretend to be a DOM,
 >or changed so that property nodes are Elements, because then the
 >property tree would be a well-formed DOM.

 >Given this major problem, I am not sure if closer review is
 >appropriate yet.


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