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Re: Element Nodelist - ISSUE-6

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:36:51 -0700
Message-ID: <48603393.6010608@sicking.cc>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: Webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>

Sounds good to me.

/ Jonas

Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, Jonas, Daniel-
> 
> Jonas Sicking wrote (on 6/23/08 2:03 PM):
>>
>> What about the issue I raised here:
>>
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2008AprJun/0214.html
>>
>> Which no one replied to.
>>
>> If you implement the HTML DOM you should already have code that not 
>> only filters out elements, but even filters out elements of a specific 
>> name. Seems like that code should be reusable?
> 
> For an HTML UA, yes, that makes perfect sense.  But there is concept of 
> that in SVG, for example, so for an SVG-only UA that would still be an 
> additional implementation (and memory) cost.
> 
> I intend to make a make a separate spec that also provides a nodelist 
> for Element nodes, so we won't be losing the nodelist feature, just 
> deferring it (and not for long, at that).  Those UAs which want to 
> implement both Element Traversal and Element Nodelist can do so; those 
> that don't yet aren't burdened with implementing Element Nodelist 
> (though as devices mature, I'm sure they'll want to do both).
> 
> The other issue at stake here is the coordination between W3C and JSRs. 
>  While this doesn't have a direct impact on desktop browser vendors, it 
> does affect the current mobile Web sphere, where Java is widely 
> deployed.  The better aligned the JSRs can be to core W3C technologies, 
> the more robust the entire Open Web Stack is for content developers and 
> users.  This is important enough that it is worth a small amount of 
> extra standardization effort to facilitate that.
> 
> I will create an Element Nodelist specification right away, and if it is 
> approved to go forward (and I don't see why it wouldn't be, since there 
> is considerable support), I am confident that this would not slow down 
> deployment in desktop browsers, and so authors should be able to use it 
> in the same timeframe as Element Traversal.  I hope this resolves your 
> issue satisfactorily.
> 
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF
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