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Re: [widgets] Seeking comments on Last Call WD of Widgets: APIs and Events spec; deadline 15 Sept 2009

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:41:06 +0200
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <h8mn85lgd4djdlnjlj52un6hnp3hcn1bsn@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Arthur Barstow wrote:
>On August 18 a Last Call Working Draft of the Widgets: APIs and  
>Events spec was published:
>
>  <http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-widgets-apis-20090818/>

>As Marcos noted at [1], the title is misleading since the spec no  
>longer defines Events. This error will be corrected before the  
>document's next publication.

The Last Call Announcement is premature for that reason and because the
changes to the document have not received adequate review. These changes
are not clearly indicated as required either, in fact, the pointer to
the rather inadequate CVS logs (e.g., the removal of showNotification is
listed only as "Editorial cleanup") goes to the wrong document.

The lack of review should be obvious from the errors in nearly all the
examples: in 6.5.1 it uses made-up schemes without pointing that out in
any way, 6.4.2 invokes a .forEach method on a NodeList that a NodeList
is not defined to have, in 6.4.1 the JSON code is malformed due to usage
of the wrong quote marks, and 6.1.1 fails to escape the markup it
attempts to insert, leading to undesired effects if special characters
are used in the values.
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