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Re: Adding a note to DOM2 Views

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 06:49:07 -0800
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Message-Id: <89332F98-6394-4FCA-9FC2-4AFF55BDFDDB@w3.org>
Cc: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>

On 3 Nov 2009, at 6:14 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> 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.

Please send a request to my attention, cc webreq, with the text you  
would like to appear in the document.
Thanks for letting me know,

  _ Ian

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
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