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Re: Notes from a component model pow-wow

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:47:16 -0400
Message-ID: <4E795034.3020904@mit.edu>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
A comment on use cases that was brought up over here.

There's a use case that is not addressed by XBL1 and impossible to quite 
address in a JS library that goes as follows.  Say you have some data in 
a <table>.  Semantically it's a data table.  But you may want to present 
it as a graphic (SVG or canvas).

XBL1 will let you construct a block or inline box for the <table> and 
then stick a shadow tree containing just an <svg> or <canvas> inside. 
But it would be nicer if that wrapper block/inline box were not there 
and if the box that were created were just the <svg> or <canvas> box... 
  So effectively, treating the element the component is attached to as a 
<content> element in terms of box tree construction.

Is this a use case we want to address?

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 02:47:45 GMT

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