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DOM Level 2 Last Call pending open issues

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 09:59:32 -0500
Message-ID: <3C4D7E54.DF8AEEFD@w3.org>
To: www-dom@w3.org
As a reminder, for those who are interested in following our progress
on the DOM Level 2 HTML draft, have a look at:
I'll reply directly to the commenter in any case.

Regarding i6, i7 and i9, Glenn gave us some feedback on the backward
compatibility with IE3. Here is his authorized forwarded message:

Glenn Adams wrote:
> I've looked at the three open issues on the DOM-2 HTML Module, and have the
> following comments based on my experience implementing the Spyglass Device
> Mosaic 3 DOM, which was based on reverse engineering of IE3 and NN3 behavior
> (and having to resolve occasional differences between the two):
> *** I6 HTMLFormElement::submit           ***
> In DM3, the invocation of the submit() method causes the firing of the
> ONSUBMIT event prior to performing its intended semantics, and, if the event
> returns a value that is equivalent (coercable) to FALSE, then those intended
> semantics (form submission) are ignored.
> The same held in DM3 for the reset() method, which fired an ONRESET event
> (this event was introduced by NN3).
> *** I7 HTMLInputElement::size            ***
> This property was interpreted as an integer by IE3 and DM3, so I see no
> problem with changing the IDL definition to a numeric type.
> *** I9 HTMLSelectElement::options.length ***
> In IE3 and DM3, the object referenced by the options property was definitely
> read-only, and did not support changing its length (i.e., number of items). I
> believe this feature was introduced in NN3.
> Regards,
> Glenn
Received on Tuesday, 22 January 2002 09:59:35 UTC

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