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Re: [xlink11] event handling of nested links

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 19:25:43 +0100
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <k7fft1hj2p602d0i15u77dd6cjtl5qb3oq@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Grosso, Paul wrote:
>The XML Core WG has confirmed its consensus that it is outside
>the scope of the XLink specification to discuss event handling
>in terms of DOM.  We do not feel this is an unresolved technical
>issue for the XLink 1.1 specification, nor do we feel it makes
>sense to list in the XLink 1.1 specification everything that
>the specification leaves undefined.

It would help a lot if the XML Core Working Group would reject requests
to define semantics and/or behavior in specific situations either with
a clear explanation what the reviewer should do to get this defined by
some other entity, or what technical reasons there may be to accept a
situation where this is left undefined and undocumented.

Could you provide this information, please?

>Does this adequately address your comment, or do you wish for
>the XML Core WG to record your feelings on this matter as an 
>official objection when we request CR?

Responses that formally address issues are expected to include rationale
for decisions. You are really just telling us that the Working Group
disagrees. Please make a technically sound argument either why this does
not need to be defined anywhere or why it should not be defined in XLink
1.1 specifically; other than telling us again that no one wrote this
into the XML Core Working Group's charter, we know that by now.

You may well be right that XLink 1.1 is not the right place to define
this; if you think that e.g. DOM Level 3 Events should define how XLink
interacts with the DOM Event model and the individual events, please ask
the WebAPI WG to include this information in DOM Level 3 Events. If they
agree, I'll happily accept to omit this information from the XLink 1.1
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