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Re: Fwd: Element Traversal is a W3C Candidate Recommendation (Call for Implementations)

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 16:50:19 -0400
Message-ID: <48A3490B.9060504@w3.org>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

Hi, Art-

Thanks.  As simple a spec as it is, it took a lot of valuable 
contributions and discussion on the mailing list to make sure it was 
useful to authors and would be implemented widely.

The next step is to make a test suite, and an implementation report.

As mentioned, we already have plans for a complementary spec, or perhaps 
even a next version, which include a nodelist and other features, and 
I'm collecting use cases and requirements for that now, to propose 
taking this on as a deliverable.

Regards-
-Doug

Arthur Barstow wrote (on 8/13/08 12:30 PM):
> 
> Congratulations to Doug and all of the Contributors to the Element 
> Traversal spec!
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
>> Resent-From: w3c-ac-members@w3.org
>> From: "ext Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
>> Date: August 13, 2008 10:48:59 AM EDT
>> To: w3c-ac-members@w3.org
>> Cc: schepers@w3.org
>> Subject: Element Traversal is a W3C Candidate Recommendation (Call 
>> for     Implementations)
>> Reply-To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
>> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/1218638939.4383.220.camel@localhost>
>>
>>
>> Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
>>
>> I am pleased to announce that Element Traversal is a W3C Candidate
>> Recommendation:
>>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-ElementTraversal-20080813/
>>
>> The approval and publication is in response to the following
>> transition request:
>>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2008JulSep/0058
>>
>> The disposition of Last Call comments is available at:
>>  http://www.w3.org/2006/02/lc-comments-tracker/42538/ElementTraversal/doc/ 
>>
>>
>> There were no Formal Objections.
>>
>> Patent disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the
>> Web Applications Working Group's patent disclosure page in conformance
>> with W3C policy:
>>  http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/42538/status
>>
>> This Call for Implementations follows section 7.4.3 of the W3C Process
>> Document: http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr#cfi
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> For Tim Berners-Lee, Director, and
>> Doug Schepers, Rich Web Clients Activity Lead;
>> Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications
>>
>> ==============================================
>> Quoting from the Element Traversal
>> W3C Candidate Recommendation - 13 August 2008
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-ElementTraversal-20080813/
>> ==============================================
>>
>>
>>     Abstract
>>     --------
>>
>>     This specification defines the ElementTraversal interface, which
>> allows script navigation of the elements of a DOM tree, excluding all
>> other nodes in the DOM, such as text nodes. It also provides an
>> attribute to expose the number of child elements of an element. It is
>> intended to provide a more convenient alternative to existing DOM
>> navigation interfaces, with a low implementation footprint.
>>
>>     Status of This Document
>>     -----------------------
>>
>>     Publication as a Candidate Recommendation does not imply endorsement
>> by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated,
>> replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is
>> inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.
>>
>> This section describes the status of this document at the time of its
>> publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of
>> current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical
>> report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/.
>>
>> This is the 13 August 2008 Candidate Recommendation of the Element
>> Traversal specification. W3C publishes a Candidate Recommendation to
>> indicate that the document is believed to be stable and to encourage
>> implementation by the developer community. The Web Applications
>> (WebApps) Working Group expects to request that the Director advance
>> this document to Proposed Recommendation once the Working Group has
>> developed a comprehensive Element Traversal test suite, and demonstrated
>> at least two interoperable implementations for each test. The WebApps
>> Working Group expects to show these implementations by October 2008,
>> based on known implementations. The Working Group does not plan to
>> request to advance to Proposed Recommendation prior to 01 October 2008.
>>
>> This is a W3C Candidate Recommendation. The Last Call Working Draft for
>> this specification resulted in a number of Last Call comments which have
>> all been addressed by the WebApps Working Group, a list of which can be
>> found in the Disposition of Comments.
>>
>> Please send comments to public-webapps@w3.org, the public email list for
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>>
>> This document has been produced by the Web Applications (WebApps)
>> Working Group as part of the W3C Rich Web Clients Activity, following
>> the procedures set out for the W3C Process. The WebApps Working Group
>> expects to advance this Working Draft to Recommendation Status.
>>
>> The ElementTraversal interface was originally published as part of the
>> SVG Tiny 1.2 specification in the SVG namespace. At the request of the
>> SVG, CDF, JCP, and other groups, it was transferred to the WebAPI WG,
>> and migrated to DOM and DOM namespace as a generic facility. It was
>> transferred again when the WebApps WG took responsibility for the
>> deliverables of the WebAPI WG.
>>
>> This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
>> 2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent
>> disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that
>> page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual
>> who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes
>> contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance
>> with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
>>
>>
>> The Web Applications Working Group will publish a comprehensive test 
>> suite
>> and implementation report to ensure interoperability, and expects to
>> receive more comments in the form of implementation feedback and test 
>> cases.
>> The Working Group believes it will have satisfied its implementation
>> criteria by 1 October 2008.  The test suite and implementation report 
>> will
>> be linked from the Working Group's home page:
>> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
>>
>> -- 
>> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
>> Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
>>
>>
> 
> 
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