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Re: SVG12: DOMObject portability

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 13:55:46 +0100
Message-Id: <1C275A26-BDC7-4387-A9A3-00A750D95D6B@expway.fr>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>

On Dec 03, 2005, at 13:24, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> So SVG extends DOM events in such a way that non-Nodes can become  
> the target of
> an event? Only for SVGElementInstance? Was there really no cleaner  
> way to solve
> this?

I don't know why SVGElementInstance wasn't made to be a Node, it  
happened way before my time, but I would suspect it might be because  
it is nigh impossible to add new Node types to the DOM if you're not  
the DOM WG. I don't think that making non nodes targets is a problem  
though, and I also think that it's several years too late to fix this  
if it's broken.

Robin Berjon
    Senior Research Scientist
    Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Saturday, 3 December 2005 12:56:15 UTC

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