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ElementTraversal spec draft

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:06:38 -0700
To: "Ellen Siegel" <ellen.siegel@sun.com>, "web API" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.to8vdcjswxe0ny@widsith.local>

Hi folks,

there is a new draft of the ElementTraversal specification:

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2006/webapi/ElementTraversal/publish/ElementTraversal.html

There are a few issues where the editors would like feedback:

@@issue: should we add a childElements attribute that returns a list of elements? 
Advantages: lets authors use "for" looping structure; lets authors know the number of elements, in case they need to use that info in e.g. layout algorithms (var eachWidth = totalWidth / el.childElements.length;) 
Disadvantages: may add to the footprint 
If this is added, should the list be live or static? I am inclined to make this a static element list, a la the Selectors spec, since it is intended to be a lightweight interface

Should there be Java and/or ECAMscript bindings in the spec?

Anyway, for your enjoyment. Comments as specified in the Status of the Document section of the draft, please.

cheers

Chaals

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