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Re: Further update to Window Object 1.0, I think it's ready for first Working Draft

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 14:08:47 -0800
Message-Id: <BFB0E2D9-F666-40CF-8794-B97F5D86A7D0@apple.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

On Mar 28, 2006, at 2:27 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> Can you think of a particular UI innovation, however crazy, that   
>> would benefit from a single browsing context presenting multiple   
>> documents from its sequence at once?
> I believe we do something similar in Thunderbird when you attach a  
> one or more HTML documents to a mail, we will display all the  
> attachments togther with the main mail in a single view.

We do that in Mac OS X Mail too, but each attachment is effectively a  
subframe, and so gets its own Window object. Does Thunderbird give  
all the attachments a single Window object? (Does it even matter,  
since scripting is presumably off for all email?)

When we speak of sequence here we mean the session history of that  
Window, in other words, would you want to display more than one  
document from the session history at once, fully scriptable and  
interactive, and using the same Window object? I don't think that can  
possibly work, because window.document can't work right in both of them.

> Also, I can envision something like XInclude but that included  
> other documents by referencing them rather then merging them into  
> the main DOM.

Yeah, but I don't think that is an example of what Ian and I are  
talking about either.

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