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Re: ACTION-61: text for embedding part of the Window object

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 21:52:39 +0100
To: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s50ex1x564w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 06 Mar 2006 21:42:47 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> When a document has no referencing element that points to it the
>> document is the <dfn>root element</dfn>.
> Root document, I assume.

This was mentioned in my direct follow-up e-mail (and fixed in a later  
version e-mailed to this list).

>> <code>window.frameElement</code> from a child document MUST reflect the
>> referencing element. <code>window.parent</code> MUST reflect the parent
>> document Window object. <code>window.top</code> MUST reflect the root
>> document Window object.
> What does "reflect" mean in this context?

That the attribute represents the element/window.

> Are these properties read-only?

Given the IDL, I'd say yes.

> Are they replaceable in JS?

Yes, as mentioned in a follow-up e-mail.

>> If there is no referencing element, parent document or root document the
>> attributes MUST be <code>null</code> respectively.
> window.parent and window.top return "window" in these cases, IIRC. I
> recommend testing this carefully.

This has already been fixed, see newer text.

>> <code>window.name</code> from a child document MUST initially reflect  
>> the name
>> assigned by the referencing element.
> Not sure what you mean by "from a child document" here (or "reflect", or
> "assigned by the referencing element).

See newer text.

>> How this name is assigned is language specific. If there is no
>> referencing element this attribute MUST be the empty string. The
>> document itself can change its name by changing <code>window.name</code>
>> to any arbitrary string.
> That last sentence is non-normative. Do you mean that the attribute's
> value must be mutable and that its setter must set the value to the
> literal value given?

See newer text.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 6 March 2006 20:52:47 UTC

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