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Re: [webcomponents]: Making <link rel="components"> produce DocumentFragments

From: Erik Arvidsson <arv@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:25:33 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJ8+GogE95BhtXjboQ9jgXe2NUz4ueDEr1Ro-Juhr=ct5ZJk9g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dominic Cooney <dominicc@google.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>
Also, how would you resolve URLs. Can I use <base>?
On Mar 12, 2013 10:22 PM, "Dominic Cooney" <dominicc@google.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 8:13 AM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi folks!
>>
>> Just had a quick discussion with Elliott and he suggested that instead of
>> building full-blown Documents, the <link rel="components"> just make
>> DocumentFragments, just like <template> does.
>>
>
> I am confused by what you are proposing here.
>
> Templates "produce" document fragments in the sense that the
> HTMLTemplateElement's content attribute is a DocumentFragment.
>
> On the other hand, templates use full-blown documents in the sense that
> "the template contents owner is a document which does not have a browsing
> context." <
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/templates/index.html#definitions
> >
>
>
>> Looking at
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/dom.html#the-document-object and
>> the bunch of APIs that will never be useful on a document without a
>> browsing context, I think it's a pretty good idea. It should make also
>> components more lightweight.
>>
>
> It you are proposing to make the Component interface's content attribute a
> DocumentFragment, I think that is OK. It does not make the components any
> lighter, because component.content.ownerDocument will inevitably point to
> that other document.
>
> Could you provide a more specific proposal? I don't understand what you're
> proposing here.
>
>
>> The only problem is that now I have to figure out how to specify this
>> without just flat-out stealing, err... I mean reusing, large swaths of
>> HTML5 spec. But I'll take this one for the team.
>>
>> :DG<
>>
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