Re: HTML 4.0 events and DOM requirements draft

Arnaud Le Hors (lehors@w3.org)
Wed, 16 Jul 1997 11:35:11 +0200


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Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 11:35:11 +0200
From: Arnaud Le Hors <lehors@w3.org>
To: jwp@checfs1.ucsd.edu
CC: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 events and DOM requirements draft

jwp@checfs1.ucsd.edu wrote:
> 
> There seems to be some conflict between the element and event model
> as described under the HTML 4.0 <script> element and that described
> in the DOM draft. In particular, the HTML 4.0 spec requires a whole
> lot less to be exposed to the scripting language than does the DOM
> draft.

What DOM draft are you talking about? The only documents the DOM Working
Group has released are the requirements [1] and a FAQ [2]. The HTML 4.0
specification only defines necessary hooks for scripting. It doesn't
define any API. This is addressed within the DOM Working Group [3].

> Does this mean that W3 is giving up on the DOM?

Definitely not. And the DOM work is based on HTML 4.0, so you should not
be concerned about inconsistencies.

[1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DOM/faq.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DOM/drafts/requirements.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DOM/
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