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Re: [SVGMobile12] A.7.19 gotoLocation

From: Jonathan Watt <jwatt@jwatt.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 13:29:54 +0000
Message-ID: <44117F52.3080203@jwatt.org>
To: Andrew Emmons <aemmons@opentext.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Hi Andrew,

Don't I get the standard "please let us know within two weeks if this response 
does not satisfy you"? :-)

Actually it doesn't satisfy me. Not because I'm *very* strongly in favor of 
changing the function name, but because I'm concerned that "implementations have 
implemented this and their's some content using it" is being given as a reason 
not to. This is a draft, and drafts are there to be changed and improved on. I 
don't think I should be allowed to implement something in a draft and thereby 
block it from being changed, and I don't think anyone else should either. Anyone 
creating an implementation based on a draft should understand that it *is* 
subject to change, and anyone writing content based on a draft should understand 
the same.

Best regards,
Jonathan

Andrew Emmons wrote:
> Dear Jonathon,
> 
> Thank you very much for your comment at 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2006Jan/0426.html, which is 
> repeated at the bottom of this email.
> 
> This email is the official Last Call response to your comment.
> 
> It has been decided to not change the signature of the gotoLocation 
> method since there are commercial implementations and existing content 
> that use gotoLocation.
> 
> However, we do feel that adding the ability to reload the current 
> document by specifying an empty string is very useful without requiring 
> a change to the methodís signature. We will update the spec to add this 
> feature.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Andrew
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> Dear SVG WG,
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> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/svgudom.html#svg::SVGGlobal_gotoLocation in 
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> section A.7.19 specifies a gotoLocation method. If you're going to have getURL 
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> and postURL, please change this method's name to gotoURL to be consistant.
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> It would also be useful to be able to choose between replacing the current 
> 
> document (as for document.location.replace() in HTML today) or whether you are 
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> navigating directly to the new document (as for document.location.assign() 
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> today). Maybe this could be done using a second boolean argument called 
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> 'replace' defaulting to false?
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> It would also be useful to allow the current document to be reloaded simply by 
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> specifying an empty string for the iri argument rather than having to hardcode 
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> in the document's location to the script or having to obtain it via the 
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> SVGDocument interface.
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> Regards,
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> Jonathan
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