W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-svg-wg@w3.org > July to September 2008

Re: <script> element processing proposed text

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 00:16:25 -0400
Message-ID: <48C0B299.2040102@w3.org>
To: public-svg-wg@w3.org

Hi, Cameron-

On the whole, if this brings us into closer alignment with HTML, I think
the wording is fine (though maybe a bit informal in places).  There are
a couple of notable bits I think are confusing, comments inline...

Cameron McCormack wrote (on 9/4/08 1:57 AM):
> Hello WG.
> 
> For ACTION-2063, I’m to fix the spec to make <script> processing more
> consistent with HTML.  Here is my proposed rewording of the first part
> of section 15.2.1 “Script processing”:
> 
>   Execution of a given 'script' element occurs at most once.  There is a
>   conceptual flag associated with each 'script' element (referred to
>   here as the "already processed" flag) that enforces this behavior.
>   When 'script' elements are executed depends on how they came to be in
>   the document.

The phrase "how they came to be in the document" sounds chatty to me,
but I don't have a better alternative.



>   A 'script' element is processed as follows:
> 
>     1. If the 'script' element’s "already processed" flag is true or if
>        the element is not in the document tree, then no action is
>        performed and these steps are ended.
>     2. If the 'script' element references external script content (that
>        is, it has an 'xlink:href' attribute specified), then processing
>        blocks until that external script content referenced by the
>        current value of 'xlink:href' has been fetched or is determined
>        to be an _invalid IRI reference_.

This wording is muddled.  Maybe:

[[    2. If the 'script' element references external script content (that
       is, it has an 'xlink:href' attribute specified), then further
processing
       is dependent upon the externally referenced script content, and
will not
       proceed until that the resource has been fetched or is determined
       to be an _invalid IRI reference_.
]]


>     3. The 'script' element’s "already processed" flag 

The sentence seems to cut off here.  Maybe:

[[
      3. The 'script' element’s conceptual "already processed" flag is
set to true.
]]



Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF
Received on Friday, 5 September 2008 04:17:02 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:20:09 UTC