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Re: highlight method needs clarification

From: Benoit Bezaire <benoit@itedo.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 11:19:42 -0400
Message-ID: <721943265.20060821111942@itedo.com>
To: public-webcgm-wg@w3.org

Here is a proposal for the new highlighting wording. Is this better?

    Highlights a collection of Application Structures (APSs). WebCGM
    allows for highlighting of APSs using the IRI fragment syntax. The
    highlight method provides a way for WebCGM script writers to
    highlight APSs in the same way a IRI fragment would. The exact
    rendering method for highlighting is viewer dependent. It must be
    noted that the inheritance of highligth differs from the
    inheritance of Style Properties. Unlike a Style Property, a
    child's state value of false cannot override a parent's state
    value of true (i.e., false implies inherit). When compared with
    Style Properties, highlighting can be seen as two states only:
    highlight (true) or inherit (false). Highlighting is not defined
    for WebCGMPicture nodes or XML Metadata nodes.

        nodes of type WebCGMNodeList
            A WebCGMNodeList of APP_STRUCTURE_NODEs to highlight.

        state of type boolean
            A true value will highlight the nodes, whereas false will
            remove the highlight. 

    Return value
        No return value.

        No exceptions.

 Benoit   mailto:benoit@itedo.com

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 7:44:29 PM, Lofton Henderson wrote:

> [...PROLOG...the links [2], [3] are OASIS member only...apologies...there
> is some bizarre problem with the WebCGM TC archives at OASIS, wherein the
> public access route seems broken...rather than await the fix, I think we
> should get this AI of mine into the WG queue...I will resend with public
> links when they are fixed...]

> PROBLEM:  The description of the highlight method on the Picture interface
> [1] needs clarification.

> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-webcgm20-20060623/WebCGM20-DOM.html#L5070

> BACKGROUND:  When the WebCGM TC was developing the Picture-highlight test
> (which is on FTP but not yet in the distribution), at least two people
> misunderstood the nature of using highlight to turn on highlighting on a
> node.  In particular, they incorrectly assumed it behaved like a Style
> Property (SP), and would exhibit the CSS-borrowed inheritance model that
> applies to SPs.  It does not.

> This was discussed in the CGMO WebCGM TC and a consensus was reached [2],
> [3].  That clarification needs to be included in the descriptive text of
> the highlight method, because the behavior is not obvious (especially as
> regards inheritance or not).  An example would help here also.

> [2] 
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/cgmo-webcgm/email/archives/200605/msg00101.html
> [3] 
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/cgmo-webcgm/email/archives/200607/msg00010.html

> OTHER highlight() comments:

> -- a mention of and link to the toNodeList utility method would be nice;
> -- s/a IRI/an IRI/

> Regards,
> -Lofton.
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