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RE: [SVGMobile12] Language for ECMAScript binding is unclear wrt normative criteria

From: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 01:24:35 -0400
To: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20060722052440.C7C408765@postalmail-a1.dreamhost.com>

Hi, Ian-

Ian Hickson wrote:
| 
| The ECMAScript Language Binding for SVG chapter says it is normative.
| 
| However, I couldn't find any normative text in this chapter. It isn't 
| clear to me what an implementator is supposed to do with this 
| chapter. For 
| example, take this definition:
| 
|    This method returns a(n) Element .  The namespaceURI 
| parameter is of 
|    type String. The qualifiedName parameter is of type String.
| 
| What does it mean to say that the parameter is of type String?
| 
| Please clarify what the meaning of the statements in this 
| chapter is. Are 
| they intended to be normative conformance criteria, or 
| descriptions of 
| some sort of fact which can be derived through other 
| normative text in the 
| specification? What does it mean to say that the Node object has a 
| property called parentNode -- is it replaceable? readonly? 
| enumerable? 
| What happens if it is set to a string value?

It seems that you might be asking us to replace the word "is" with the words
"must be" (and similar terminological changes).  Is this correct, or are you
making a more subtle point?  A clear, concise, and precise explanation of
your concern will yeild the best effect.

Thanks-
Doug
Received on Saturday, 22 July 2006 05:24:49 GMT

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