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Re: DOM review of UA Guidelines

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 00:35:02 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19991203002722.00af96b0@pop3.concentric.net>
To: lauren@sqwest.bc.ca
Cc: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
aloha, lauren!

have you seen håkon's comments on the DOM in his review of the UAGL? [1]

quote
 > 5.6 Conform to W3C Document Object Model specifications and export
 > interfaces defined by those specifications. [Priority 1]

Adding support for DOM effectively turns a browser into an editor.
This is often beneficial, but in memory-constrained enviroments it is
often impossible. By making this Priority 1, a whole segment of UAs
will fail conformance and might therefore pay less attention to the
Guidelines in general. I suggest changing it to Priority 2 and limit
the requirement fo the read (i.e. not write) portions of the DOM.

I suggest changing all sections in Guidline 5 to reflect this.
unquote

what do you think?

gregory.

References
1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999OctDec/0529.html

At 05:04 PM 12/2/99 -0800, you wrote:
>The DOM WG reviewed that part of the UA Guidelines that affects 
>the DOM, and does not consider changes to be necessary.
>
>regards,
>
>Lauren Wood, DOM WG Chair.

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