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Re: DOM Level 2 needs getElementById method

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 10:06:20 -0700
Message-ID: <37FE248C.31A870ED@pacbell.net>
To: www-dom@w3.org
keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:
> >Sigh.  One of the "last call" comments from me is to get DTD
> >support into L2 -- and not hold things up any longer for schemas.
> We don't have any design yet for the DTD support.

Hmm, I sure thought some DTD proposals had been made; enough folk
have talked about "old DTD proposals".  I could make one on fairly
short notice, if need be.

>	 We could hold up L2 for as
> long as it takes to bang out that design, or we can let L2 continue and then
> release L3 as quickly as we can manage it. I think the latter will give you
> schema support at about the same date, and let folks start using the L2 features
> in the meantime.

I don't see a rush for getting L2 out; I'd rather see it out with
the features it needs.  And I'd far rather see a decent job be done
on DTDs in the next month or two, and cause a slight delay in L2 DOM
(and time pressure to keep it slight!), than to see most of a year
pass before L3 happens.  L3 is sure to have all kinds of other stuff
going on.

- Dave
Received on Friday, 8 October 1999 13:06:59 UTC

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