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Comments on W3C Document Object Model Requirements

From: Peter 1. Jones <peter.jones@abs.gov.au>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 23:31:43 -0500 (EST)
To: www-dom@w3.org
Cc: Chris@cnelson.demon.co.uk
Message-Id: <CA2565B4.0015FDFA.00@ABSInternet02.abs.gov.au>

The following comments relate to the "W3C Working Draft 09-October-97" as
in http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-DOM/requirements-971009.html.
They are not necessarily representative of the views of my employer.

1  For General Requirements item 8
>>   8. It must be possible to read in a document and write out a
structurally identical document to disk
>>  (both documents can be represented by the same raw structural model)
delete the words "to disk" because they are unnecessarily restrictive (and
not matched by a constraint on reading).

2  For Document Manipulation item 3
>>  3. Operations must restore consistency before they return
clarify the meaning of "Operations" in the context of the two preceding
items [ie it may be necessary to combine several add/remove/change actions
into a transaction-type operation if the individual actions do not maintain

3  For Event Model item 3
>>  2. There will be interaction events, update events, and change events
clarify the intended distinction between the three classes of event
(especially, how they relate to the add/remove/change actions used
elsewhere in the document).

4  Remove (if it is not significant) or clarify the difference in wording
>>  Document Meta Information
>>  These are requirements for what must be exposed ...
>>    1. There will be information about the document and ...
>>  UA Information
>>  These are requirements for information about the user agent environment
>>    1. There will be a way of obtaining relevant information about ...
[They currently read as "there must be exposure, and it must cover
information" and "there must be information, and it must be exposable".]

Peter Jones
Information Technology Consultant
Technology Services Division
Australian Bureau of Statistics
email:  peter.jones@abs.gov.au.
Received on Monday, 23 February 1998 03:50:44 UTC

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