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Re: [SVG1.2] 6 XML Events Integration

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 20:44:52 +0100
Message-ID: <3FB68234.5070303@expway.fr>
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

Jim Ley wrote:
> I'm concerned on the value of XML Events, SVG 1.2 is a multi-namespace aware
> application, it has specific support for DOM 3 events, so we need
> multi-namespace events, I do not feel the specification should introduce
> spec complexity, implementation cost, and authoring confusion to simply add
> a non-namespace aware inferior method of seperating script and content than
> DOM 3 provides.
> 
> I see two solutions to this:
> 
>  Ignore XML events, until there are a Namespace aware version to use.
> 
>  Invent an SVG specific extension to add namespace handling to the events.
> 
> The first is my clear favourite.

I fully agree with you that XML Events' lack of namespace awareness is 
very thoroughly daft, to say the least. It's not as if namespaces were a 
new, complex, and misunderstood technology that one should tread 
carefully around. I've heard a few HTML people say so, but then HTML's 
idea that people are less intelligent than they actually is a large part 
of why the Web had been boring for the past few years.

So what would you think of SVG adopting XML Events but with full 
namespaces support, so that it would basically amount to DOM 3 Events 
done declaratively. I know you'll still prefer the scripting way, but if 
there has to be more than one way to do it -- which I think is a good 
thing -- shouldn't they, insofar as it is possible, be in sync?

--
Robin
Received on Saturday, 15 November 2003 14:46:05 GMT

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