Re: [DOMCore] Web messaging references

On Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:19:42 +0200, Charles Pritchard <>  
> There are various specifications that include terminology warnings as  
> part of their reference to DOMCore.
> Can we reduce the cost of including DOMCore references in basic APIs, by  
> adding some kind of supporting text to the DOMCORE specification's  
> extensibility section?
> Example:
> "The term DOM is used to refer to the API set made available to scripts  
> in Web applications, and does not necessarily imply the existence of an  
> actual Document object or of any other Node objects as defined in the  
> DOM Core specifications. [DOMCORE]"

But it does not actually use the term "DOM" in the specification. Not sure  
why that text is needed there. XMLHttpRequest does not have it either.

> If it's not appropriate to include in the DOMCORE spec, where  
> could/should that repeated terminology be hosted? Should editors use the  
> excerpt I've copied from postmsg as boilerplate on other specifications  
> for which implementation of DOMCore sections 5 - 11 is irrelevant?

I agree we should clarify that the term "DOM" has a broader scope these  
days in the DOM specification and that its expansion is therefore somewhat  
historical. I expect this to become part of the introduction.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Friday, 9 September 2011 12:54:16 UTC