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Re: [sXBL] Various issues in the sXBL draft -- section 2

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 02:39:57 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0503290218200.25644@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> What does "When an error is detected in a bindings [sic] subtree" mean?  
> Would such an error be detected when the binding is first parsed, when 
> it's first attached, or what?

"When an error is detected in a bindings subtree" should probably just say 
"When the document is in error" or some such.

> 2.1.
> What happens if <xbl:xbl> elements are nested?

Hm, it seems the text taking care of that is commented out of the sXBL 
version of the spec.

Nesting (even indirectly) is intended to be disallowed.

> 2.6.
> When the specification says, with regard to <xbl:import> elements, that 
> "the URI specified by its bindings attribute must be loaded," are there 
> any assumptions made about whether said loading is synchronous?  It's 
> probably worth clearly stating whethere there are such assumptions and 
> if so what they are.

It can be either. See section 3 for the processing model.

> What is "an XML MIME type" for purposes of this specification?  
> Probably worth linking to the definition here.

It's any MIME type defined as containing XML content. (Maybe we could link 
to RFC3023, currently it's whatever the UA considers XML, I guess.)

> I think that using the phrase "elements in the document" to mean 
> "elements that have the document as their ownerDocument" is a little 
> confusing...

Not sure what that paragraph (in the spec) is supposed to be saying. Will 

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