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

From: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:14:31 -0700
Message-ID: <CADh5Ky3SJPyJnePHNXDHyAS=Cip8i4=waDWYY8m-XB-bu1FJSw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dominic Cooney <dominicc@google.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:20 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.
>

Just like in HTML templates, you don't have to have a distinct document for
each component. They could share the same document. In fact, it might be
nice for both templates and components to all share the same document.

:DG<
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