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Adding a note to DOM2 Views

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:14:10 -0800
To: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u2tohwsf64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
Hi Ian,

Yesterday the WebApps WG discussed the fate of the views concept and we  
decided that it was not worth keeping the theoretical concept around  
because in practice a lot of the APIs designed are not taking it into  
account and implementations are not interested in implementing support for  
it (or are in the process of removing the limited support they have). The  
interfaces would of course still be supported but you would always get the  
same global object and document, regardless of the media the document is  
being used in.

The idea is that the CSSOM View Module will obsolete DOM2 Views in due  
course, but we thought it would make sense to alert potential implementors  
that they should not be spending time on implementing the views concept of  
DOM2 Views by adding a note to the recommendation much like the CSS WG has  
done with CSS 2.0. We were wondering what the process for adding such a  
note might be.

Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 3 November 2009 14:14:52 UTC

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