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Re: <script> element processing proposed text

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 14:49:18 +1000
To: public-svg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080906044918.GG15962@arc.mcc.id.au>

Cameron McCormack:
> >   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.

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

Maybe just:

  When 'script' elements are executed depends on whether they were
  inserted into the document by the parser.

> >   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_.
> ]]

That sounds OK.  I might split that step up into two so I can explicitly
state that the @xlink:href value at that time is used to fetch the
script.

> >     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.
> ]]

Yeah.

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