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Re: Mutation events replacement

From: Sean Hogan <shogun70@westnet.com.au>
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 22:21:11 +1000
Message-ID: <4E16F637.1000103@westnet.com.au>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: John J Barton <johnjbarton@johnjbarton.com>, Olli@pettay.fi, Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Adam Klein <adamk@google.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 8/07/11 8:28 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 3:21 PM, John J Barton
> <johnjbarton@johnjbarton.com>  wrote:
>> Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>>   We are definitely
>>> short on use cases for mutation events in general which is a problem.
>>>
>> 3. Client side dynamic translation. Intercept mutations and replace or
>> extend them. This could be for user tools like scriptish or stylish, dev
>> tools to inject marks or code, or for re-engineering complex sites for newer
>> browser features.
> I don't fully understand this. Can you give more concrete examples?

- MathJax (http://mathjax.org) is a JS lib that facilitates putting math 
onto the web by converting LaTeX or MathML markup in a page to HTML. By 
default MathJax triggers off the onload event to run this conversion on 
the page. When content containing math is dynamically added to the page, 
MathJax must be called manually to convert the new content. A DOM 
insertion listener could potentially be used to handle this conversion 
automatically.

- A similar use-case is element augmentation too complex for CSS :before 
and :after

- ARIA support in JS libs currently involves updating aria-attributes to 
be appropriate to behavior the lib is implementing. Attribute mutation 
listeners would allow an inverse approach - behaviors being triggered 
off changes to aria-attributes.

- DOM insertion and removal listeners could facilitate the 
implementation of automatically updating Table-of-* (Headings / Images / 
etc).
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