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

From: Jesse McCarthy <mccarthy36@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 14:21:15 -0500
To: www-dom@w3.org
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"Joseph Kesselman" <keshlam@us.ibm.com> wrote on 11/9/01 10:10:50 AM:
>The use of standards is to standardize the things the standard covers. If
>one standard (the DOM) doesn't cover that part of the browser APIs (it
>doesn't), that sounds like a great opportunity to start a project to
>establish one that does.
>Every API project needs to draw a boundary somewhere and say what it does
>and doesn't cover. The DOM is intended to be API for the data model
>representing the document; it isn't specific to browsers, so it doesn't
>attempt to define browser behavior except within that one box.

Once again, I see your point.  Is no work being done in this regard?  Window 
control is a very important aspect of client side web scripting.  The DOM only 
solves part of the problem of incompatible scripting environments.  It will be 
essential to have a standard for the window interface provided by the browser, 
which could include, among other things, a standard way of exposing the 
'Document' object of the DOM.  It seems to me this would fall under the W3C's 
sphere of influence, is anyone working on this? 
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