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Re: ACTION-126: What is DOM3EV about...

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 15:47:02 +0200
To: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s7hkkolk64w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 04 Apr 2006 15:39:56 +0200, Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com> wrote:
> "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
>> What we should make sure of is that the conformance on specifications  
>> section clearly states what is allowed and what is not so that we don't  
>> end up with 'mousemove' being incompatible in two different languages.  
>> At the same time, we should ensure that specifications are not going  
>> for a slightly different name just because they don't like that the  
>> event doesn't bubble or whatever.
> So what do you propose specifications do if the DOM3 event event doesn't  
> meet their needs?

I think that's a separate issue. We need some guidelines for  
specifications on that. Personally I think everyone should be free to make  
up new events as long as they put them in a namespace, though they are  
encouraged to ask the Web APIs WG for review, and everyone who wants a new  
event to be in the null namespace must ask for permission. We just need  
some formal language to handle that. That language should deal with  
existing not in a namespace events as well probably.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 4 April 2006 13:47:09 UTC

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