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Re: DOM based API

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 18:08:36 +0100
Message-ID: <708552fb0806061008m6942254br584af86955800ec7@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, public-geolocation@w3.org, public-webapi@w3.org

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Jun 6, 2008, at 7:55 AM, Mark Baker wrote:
>
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I am interested in working on a specification of a DOM API that allows
>>> Web pages to access the user's geolocation information (e.g. latitude
>>> and longitude).
>>
>> I'm very glad to see somebody mention using the DOM API for this kind
>> of information, right off the bat.  I'm a big believer in reuse, and
>> feel that this API is an obvious candidate for reusing the DOM, i.e.
>> providing a "Location" Javascript object that's also a DOM Document.
>
> I don't understand why you would want the "Location" object to be a DOM
> Document. (It needs a better name, by the way, so it doesn't conflict with
> the Location object that is window.location.) And I don't think that is what
> Andrei had in mind, as I understand it, he just wants an API that aligns
> well with the DOM, not necessarily one that makes non-markup information
> appear to be part of a Document.
>

That's right, what I meant is that I agree with the fact that this API
should align with existing standards, not that the Location object
itself should be a DOM Document. Anyway, I think we should start with
the use cases first? I'm planning to add a little more detail to that
section of the draft early next week and any feedback on this topic
would be very welcome.

Thanks,
Andrei
Received on Friday, 6 June 2008 17:09:23 GMT

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