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Re: HTML dialogs

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 09:32:59 -0400
To: <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF47515521.63A61601-ON85256969.0049B0DE@lotus.com>

>The early versions of Netscape added the "alert()" (and similar) methods
[...]
>Are there any plans for incorporating functionality like this in to a
future
>DOM spec?

I don't think there are any plans. As far as I know, it isn't something
we've looked at in detail.

Alerts seem to be part of the information/decoration surrounding a
presentation of the document (which I believe some folks have referred to
as the tool's "chrome"), rather than part of the document per se. So
personally I'm inclined to consider them out of the scope of the Document
Object Model and refer this question to another committee. But it's
possible that the Views And Formatting editorial team might want to make
this part of their work; that's the portion of the DOM which comes closest
to discussing rendering and presentation.

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Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Friday, 29 September 2000 09:36:44 GMT

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