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SV: First pass at generated schema for DOM 1 + HTML

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 19:57:42 +0200
Message-ID: <9F67DC27F4CCD311ABA600508B6A66A44A669B@VXOIMP1>
To: "'Mary Brady'" <mbrady@nist.gov>, www-dom-ts@w3.org
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Från: Mary Brady [mailto:mbrady@nist.gov]
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Ämne: Re: First pass at generated schema for DOM 1 + HTML



----- Original Message -----
From: "Dimitris Dimitriadis" <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se>
To: "'Mary Brady'" <mbrady@nist.gov>; <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:51 AM
Subject: SV: First pass at generated schema for DOM 1 + HTML


> I think we should create a thread to discuss exactly what vocabulary we
> intend to produce. Generating directly from the schema lets us use the
> native inerface and method names. I'd like to see that we do this.
>

Okay --here's a start--

    * Use IDL for attribute / method names

[dd] OK

    * Specify var's, parameters, and returnTypes according to the spec:
                Spec always --> required in the schema
                Spec sometimes --> optional in the schema
                Spec never --> should not appear in the schema

[dd] sounds fine to me. I don't quite understan how we infer the 'sometimes'
though

    * Interface name -- should be inferable from somewhere, or defined
       as an attribute on the method name
                - defaulted as an attribute in cases where it is unambiguous
                - one of a list if it is available in more than one place.

[dd] ok. how does this sound to you, curt?

    * Exceptions -- correspond according to the spec -- ie, only be able
       to specify the particular exceptions that can be thrown on a given
       attribute or method.

[dd] these could even be defined upfront in the schema as per the dom spec
instead ofhaving to write them out. pointing should do.

      any others ...

> For the rest I propose the following for immediate action:
>
> 1. separate the dom ts ml generating parts from the language construct
parts
> in the schema
> 2. write a simple app to run the xsl against all dom source files
> 3. collect the schema snippets into one file, or create a master schema
> (perhaps with the constructs and the packaging/suite info) and include the
> other files.
>

Does any of this still need to be done?  I have some cycles that I can spend
...
Later today, I should be able to put out a NIST Test Matrix Table, that
indicates what tests we have for a given interface.  This is a first pass,
much
of which has been automatically generated -- it still needs work, but will
give everyone an idea of the kind of coverage we have to offer.

[dd] Good, thanks. Then we'll have a doog idea of how many and what kind of
tests we need to supply the suite with before release.
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