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Re: DOM3 Events - additional editing help to move the spec forward

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:29:22 +0100
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "Travis Leithead" <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, "Philippe Le Hegaret (plh@w3.org)" <plh@w3.org>, "Jacob Rossi" <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>, "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wawky8j364w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
On Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:30:34 +0100, Travis Leithead  
<travis.leithead@microsoft.com> wrote:
> I know there are a variety of opinions out there regarding the DOM L3  
> Events spec, and what should be done with it. I'm going to start with  
> the basis that it's a good spec. It provides a great deal of context  
> into the event dispatch model (in the form of prose, versus the new  
> algorithmic approach that has been popular since the HTML5 spec first  
> hit the scene).

DOM has prose too, I added an introduction that explains the event model.

> It also describes basic concepts such as default actions and their  
> effect on cancelable events, trusted events, etc., for which having a  
> central reference is quite informative.

Except the way it talks about default actions has been quite confusing,  
making people think it was somehow more tied to the event than it actually  

> I've interested in ensuring that the concepts and normative requirements  
> of DOM Level 3 Events do not conflict with the existing model described  
> in DOM4. In this way, I think DOM4 will be a natural succession from DOM  
> Level 3 Events and will add to the richness of the eventing platform on  
> the web.

That sounds great. Let me know how that goes! Ideally  
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/domcore/raw-file/tip/Overview.html#dom-events only  
lists event constructors I think. (It does not mention we removed  
CustomEvent.initCustomEvent() at the moment by the way.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 9 March 2012 12:30:27 UTC

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