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Re: Last Call Comments and Issues - Dom3 events

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: 06 Aug 2003 16:35:11 -0400
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Cc: WWW DOM <www-dom@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
Message-Id: <1060202110.8001.116.camel@jfouffa.w3.org>

On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 23:00, Al Gilman wrote:
> A requirement that is not met is the ability to attach a description to
> event handlers registered in the DOM and to be able to access that
> description when enumerating events for a given element. This requirement,
> "Access to scripting semantics and activation schemes," was part of the DOM
> 3 requirements submission by the PF group
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/Group/DOM/dom3-req.htm. Discussions with the DOM
> and UA working group regarding the DOM 3 event model led us to believe that
> we would need a more robust mechanism other than simply just adding
> descriptive text. One such mechanism could be through the use of linked RDF
> document information. We would like to investigate this more with the DOM
> working group either for this release of the DOM or the next.

It is correct that we did not address this requirement, despite efforts
for the DOM and UA Working Groups to come up with a solution. Past
discussions told us that more work is needed, especially at the document
level, before going further. Adding a simple DOMString property on an
event, a DOM tree containing some RDF elements, etc. is very easy to do
at the API level. It is more complex to expose such thing at the
document, i.e. in XML Events for example. Given that we still don't know
what exactly needs to be exposed in order to address your requirement,
we reached the conclusion that we wouldn't be able to address this
requirement in DOM Level 3 Events in a reasonable schedule. A future
solution might be to continue your work with the XML Events folks and
come up with a solution of what a "description" would look like.

Please, let us know if you're satisfy or not with our conclusion,

Philippe,
for the DOM WG.
Received on Wednesday, 6 August 2003 19:49:12 GMT

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