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Re: ISSUE-38: Window doesn\'t have alert/confirm/prompt

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 14:05:40 -0800
Message-Id: <C0045A02-FDEA-4E80-A5B3-C202A523067E@apple.com>
To: Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>

On Mar 8, 2006, at 7:25 AM, Web APIs Issue Tracker wrote:

> ISSUE-38: Window doesn't have alert/confirm/prompt
> http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/webapi/issues/38
> Raised by: Robin Berjon
> On product: Window
> The current draft of Window has none of alert, confirm, or prompt,  
> yet these can prove quite useful on
> some occasions :)
> Were they excluded for a reason, or are they just simple oversights?

These were excluded on purpose from Window 1.0. Window 1.0 attempts  
to be narrowly scoped so that it can be written and reviewed  
relatively quickly. It also attempts to avoid UI-specific features,  
so that it can be implemented in implementations that don't provide  
browser-like UI. The main focus of the current spec is to specificy  
things required by SVG and CDF in a way that is harmonious with  
existing browser implementations.

The intent is to specify more of the common properties of the Window  
object in future specs, either new versions of the Window spec, or  
possibly a separate specification for methods and properties that are  
really specific to typically browser-like user agents.

We did discuss the scoping of the current Window 1.0 draft before and  
there weren't any objections.

Received on Wednesday, 8 March 2006 22:05:55 UTC

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