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[comment] Window Object 1.0 - HTML User Agent

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 11:59:27 +0900
Message-Id: <469DEAF0-D2E2-4C4C-938B-A9FC6CD52551@w3.org>
To: public-webapi@w3.org

Hi,

This is a QA Review comment for "Window Object 1.0"
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-Window-20060407/
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 17:19:28 GMT
First WD



[[[
The Window object is a long-standing de facto standard for HTML user  
agents.
]]]

and

[[[
The Window Object 1.0 specification defines a subset of the features  
of the Window object, a widely implemented part of HTML User Agents,  
with parts also found in non-HTML UAs that offer scripting and DOM  
access.
]]]
-- Window Object 1.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-Window-20060407/
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 17:19:28 GMT


* What is an HTML user agent?
* What is a  non-HTML UA?

I can imagine a straight answer which would say "desktop browsers".  
Then we start to think about search engine bots (with or without  
scripting engine), HTML Scrapers, XSLT, etc. And what about SVG,  
MathML or XHTML?  What about a vocal browser? etc. etc.

-> See "Define unfamiliar terms in-line and consolidate the  
definitions in a glossary section."
    http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/#define-terms-inline-gp
-> See "Use terms already defined without changing their definition."
    http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/#reuse-terms-gp
-> See W3C Glossary for user agent
    http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/keyword/All/?keywords=user+agent


PS: ACTION-130: Need to add definition of "document"
Maybe this will help
   http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/keyword/All/?keywords=document

-- 
Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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