W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-dom@w3.org > July to September 2009

Re: [dom3events] glossary - target node

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:04:06 +0200
To: "DOM mailing list" <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u0y2s4p464w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:56:20 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
wrote:
> Does it still make sense to use the term node now that one of the  
> objects that is part of the event flow is not a node? The term "event  
> target" seems clear enough on its own and is defined in terms of objects  
> already. One less term would not hurt in my opinion, but maybe I miss  
> something.

This problem also comes up in other sections, e.g. in 3.1 it is stated  
that "Event objects are always dispatched to a node called the event  
target." which is not true. In fact, the graph just before it contradicts  
it.

Fixing this requires some detailed reading around each usage of the term  
"node", "document" and "tree" I think to make sure the sentences also make  
sense when there is none of that. (As in Web Workers for instance.)


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
http://annevankesteren.nl/
Received on Monday, 28 September 2009 15:04:44 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Friday, 22 June 2012 06:14:03 GMT