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Re: RfC: how to organize the DOM specs [Was: CfC: publish new WD of DOM Core]

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:54:20 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei-GQVnJSf=Zi_d-zhYJh5unayYUMwkdRQgZ_R_NGzv3Nw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Jacob Rossi <jrossi@microsoft.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:52:34 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>>
>> Is this explicitly mentioned in the spec? Otherwise how will anyone be
>> able to take advantage of this fact?
>
> I guess we could explicitly mention it somewhere. On the other hand,
> everything has references and back-references and so far it seems to work
> fine for implementors (e.g. the new Event() feature is being picked up by
> implementors and so far the only question I got about it was about Web IDL
> dictionaries).
>
> Overall though I think it is somewhat distracting to put a 40 page
> specification in contrast with a 1000 page specification. This specification
> is very small and you can easily read/scan/search it through.

Indeed, the DOM-Core spec is quite graspable in its current state.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 17:55:25 GMT

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