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Re: Implementing HTMLDocument on all Documents (detailed review of the DOM)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:49:09 +0200
To: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.txeq37uswxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 12:27:31 +0200, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:

> We're not happy with implementing the HTMLDocument interface on all  
> Document objects. It will affect all other types of documents and the  
> naming of their members in the future, and any additions to HTMLDocument  
> in the future becomes risky because it might break non-HTML documents.
> We'd rather have the members of HTMLDocument that are useful for all  
> types of documents to be moved to the Document interface. This would  
> probably be:
> ...because those might well be useful for any type of element.
> However, if we don't implement all supported interfaces on all  
> Documents, the question instead becomes when do you implement a specific  
> interface? Firefox decides on the MIME type, Opera decides on the root  
> element's namespace, however I haven't yet checked how this works when  
> e.g. replacing the root element or when creating new documents with DOM  
> methods. This would need to be defined.
> I realise that moving members to Document and Element means changing DOM  
> Core, so coordination with the WebAPI WG would be necessary.

And welcome.


Chaals (chair, WebAPI)

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