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Re: ISSUE-41/ACTION-97 decentralized-extensibility

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 10:53:28 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0910180853h665933b4g96255c25d40d37a8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, October 17, 2009 11:34 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> > Another use case would be the ability to easily and
>> > efficiently select the list of all elements in the document that the
>> > library should act upon.
>>
> [snip]
>>
>> Not sure I understand the list-of-elements example.
>
> The scenario is that a library wants to process all elements in its namespace.

Why would it want to do so, though?  What sort of work can be done
symmetrically on every element in a namespace?  Wouldn't it be more
common to want to do particular types of work on particular elements
instead?

~TJ
Received on Sunday, 18 October 2009 15:54:20 GMT

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