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Re: XML Events : Should modification of the node containing a script be allowed?

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:52:58 -0000
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <c2qcld$i0s$1@sea.gmane.org>

"Victor Kapustin" <vak@mail.nw.ru> wrote in message
> But. Browsers, AFAIK, use SAX-like approach for faster rendering. That
> that the Standard should clearly forbid ANY scripting before the DOM tree
> has been created - before onLoad event has been fired (no exceptions for
> "init").

That would be completely ridiculous!  Do you have any idea what you are
suggesting - consider 1mb document delivered over a 9.6k connection - you're
saying the XML onmouseover event should be forbidden until it's loaded?
Incremental rendering/interactivity is an absolute requirement on the web,
SVG has shown how incremental rendering and XML can work together.

> You are right: ECMAScript has no include capability. Is there any way to
> request the feature? And <script> scoping too?

Are you not doing this?  but I do not see what problem you are having, if
you want scoping in ES, closures can give you that easily, we don't need
half baked solutions in XHTML to do it.

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