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Re: Proposed errata for DOM2 Range regarding insertNode()

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 20:49:33 -0400
Message-ID: <68fba5c50805141749k6e3843c8ld88bb4a1f74645f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-webapi@w3.org

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, 14 May 2008, Robert Sayre wrote:
>>
>> I'm not sure why you're sending private email about this. I asked a
>> simple question on the public list.
>
> I replied privately to the first question because it seemed rude to spam
> the list about it. I've cc'ed www-archive on this mail.

I've changed it back to public-webapi. If you ask me, it seems a bit
rude to get all control freak about the venue and then republish what
was private mail.

>
>
>> Olli wrote:
>> "Gecko does what the current spec says."
>>
>> So clearly there is some disconnect about the nature of the change
>> you're proposing.
>
> Sure. Like I said, the spec right now contradicts itself. If it didn't
> there wouldn't be much reason to ask for errata. :-)

Why not fix it and supercede it?


>
> Included for archival purposes:
>
>> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> > On Wed, 14 May 2008, Robert Sayre wrote:
>> >> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:23 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> >> > On Wed, 14 May 2008, Robert Sayre wrote:
>> >> >> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > To my knowledge, very little Web content relies on this spec at
>> >> >> > all. That's why Acid3 tested it, to make it interoperable enough
>> >> >> > that it could be used. :-)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I thought Acid3 tested things that have been written down for at
>> >> >> least 5 years or something like that.
>> >> >
>> >> > DOM2 Range came out in November 2000.
>> >>
>> >> So it tests what was written in 2000 or the proposed as yet unwritten
>> >> change?
>> >
>> > The spec right now does support what Acid3 does, it's just that it is
>> > ambiguous in its requirments and can be interpreted the other way around
>> > as well. Contradictions in specs happen, just like bugs in software.
>
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Robert Sayre

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