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Re: What is the meaning of the DOM ECMAScript binding?

From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 12:43:52 -0500
To: <www-dom@w3.org>
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> with ECMAScript to author scripts that will function in any browser
>  how am I supposed to accomplish my goal?

Beat the browser authors into coming up with a standard for that next level
of architecture. Or work around it as best you can, and accept that if some
browser comes up with a solution you've never seen before it won't be
supported until you figure out how to recognize and handle it.

I do understand your problem, but it's unavoidable. Saying
"window.document" begs the question of where "window" came from, and so on,
and on, and on... until and unless someone establishes an industry standard
which covers that and gets people to buy into it.

Standardizing the non-DOM portions of DHTML is a fine concept, if someone
has the time/energy/leverage ot pursue it.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Friday, 9 November 2001 12:44:33 UTC

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