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Re: several messages

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 10:07:24 +1000
To: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20060407000724.GA27883@port.mcc.id.au>

Maciej Stachowiak:
> I think "no" should be the right answer too. It seems unfortunate to  
> tie scripting to (some sense of) presentation, but you definitely  
> want a Window when you are running script, and not when you don't.  
> The definition of presentation is also loose enough that it's not  
> hard to claim it applies whenever you want it to, so long as you meet  
> all the conformance requirements for a document presented in a  
> browsing context.

In SVG Tiny 1.2, resource documents (i.e., those loaded because of an
external reference in an svg:use, xbl:import, etc.) will have script
running in them.[1]  Each will have its own global object, but isn't
rendered in any way.  The concept of a window for such documents
doesn't make much sense.  (What would it mean for a resource document to
navigate to a new location by assigning to location.href?)  The only
methods of the Window interface that I can see that would make sense
here are the timer-related ones.

So I am not sure that the connection between script and Window is the
right one.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/linking.html#externalReferences

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