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sXBL: Willing to doc Mozilla XBL comparison

From: <ajvincent@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 07:26:18 GMT
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <20040902.002705.509.421073@webmail14.lax.untd.com>

First, I'm very pleased (as you can note via my weblog) to see this specification as a working draft.  Though of course there are no commitments to releasing this as a Recommendation, I think this is an excellent idea.

That said, I tinker with Mozilla's XBL quite a bit, and I would enjoy writing the comparison between sXBL and Mozilla XBL 1.0 greatly.  If nothing else, it would be a good way to learn sXBL as you've described it.  I've written technical articles before, and a rather thick book on JavaScript, so doing documentation of this sort is not foreign to me.

Other comments:

I hope XML Schemas and XML DTD definitions of these sXBL elements becomes available in a future draft.

On the includes attribute, could you also allow an attribute (includesType) that would specify which syntax the author intended?  That would give more flexibility (and make implementation marginally harder).

Extending Event is a touchy issue.  On the one side, if you decide it's not okay, then all the other event types have to inherit from the xblEvent interface instead.  On the other, it's probably a bit inappropriate for both technical and interpersonal reasons (witness the brouhaha over HLink) to rewrite something that others have come to understand works in a certain way.

But I much prefer originalEvent over originalTarget!

Alexander J. Vincent
author, Abacus MathML Editor (abacus.mozdev.org, site not up yet)
author, JavaScript Developer's Dictionary (Sams Publishing, 2002)
moderator, XML forum @ http://codingforums.com
Vallejo, CA, U.S.A.

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