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Re: [selectors-api] RfC: LCWD of Selectors API Level 1; deadline July 19

From: Stewart Brodie <stewart.brodie@antplc.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:03:46 +0100
To: <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <gemini.m6c4ma00aadc0072i.stewart.brodie@antplc.com>
Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com> wrote:

> This is a Request for Comments for the June 28 Last Call Working Draft 
> of Selectors API Level 1:
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-selectors-api-20120628/>
> The comment deadline is July 19 and all comments should be sent to the 
> public-webapps@w3.org list with a Subject: prefix of " [selectors-api]".

Section 1 contains a unwanted duplication: "With these methods methods,"

There is something odd about the way matching is defined:

Section 6 defines "matching Element node" directly in terms of the [SELECT]
reference, then section 6.4 defines what it means to "evaluate a selector"
but this is never referenced.  I think section 6 needs to define "matching
Element node" as something like:

> An Element node is a "matching Element node" if the result of invoking the
> *evaluate a selector* algorithm with the selector and the Element bnode is
> true.

And then have the matching rules in a separate explanatory sentence in 6.4:

> Selectors are evaluated against the given element according to the rules
> for matching elements defined in Selectors [SELECT].

This would seem to be the original intention - the algorithm was added, but
then section 6 wasn't updated (it's the same as in the previous CR)  Did an
edit go missing somewhere?

Stewart Brodie
Team Leader - ANT Galio Browser
ANT Software Limited
Received on Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:00:38 UTC

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