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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:
http://www.w3.org/2001/12/DOM-Level-2-issues
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 GMT

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