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Re: Separating Transclusion Mechanisms for Inheritance and Data Binding

From: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:13:21 -0700
Message-ID: <CADh5Ky1EgbmUred_eMR5P=yXHKz9n8KriG4gRtNgGP5cEpArAQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:42 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com> wrote:

> *Review: Template Inheritance in the Current Specification*
>
> In the current specification, a super class doesn't define any hooks for
> subclasses.  Instead, it defines insertion points into which nodes from the
> original DOM ("light DOM") is inserted, and then subclasses use shadow
> element to replace elements that get distributed into superclass's
> insertion points.
>
> Consider my-card element used as follows:
>   <my-card>
>   <span class="name">Ryosuke Niwa</span>
>   <span class="email">rniwa@apple.com</span>
>   </my-card>
>
> Suppose this element's shadow DOM looks like this:
> Name: <content select=".name"></content>
> Email: <content select=".email"></content>
>
> Then in the composed tree, the first span is distributed into the first
> content element and the second span is distributed into the second content
> element as follows:
>   <my-card>
>     <!-- shadow root begin -->
>     Name: <content select=".name">
>       <!-- distribution begin -->
>       <span class="name">Ryosuke Niwa</span>
>       <!-- distribution end -->
>     </content>
>     Email: <content select=".email">
>       <!-- distribution begin -->
>       <span class="email">rniwa@apple.com</span>
>       <!-- distribution end -->
>       </content>
>     <!-- shadow root end -->
>   </my-card>
>
> If I had my-webkitten-card that always as "WebKitten" as a name that
> inherits from my-card, its shadow DOM may look like this:
>   <shadow>
>     <span class="name">WebKitten</span>
>     <content></content>
>     <span class="email">kitten@webkit.org</span>
>   </shadow>
>
> If I had an instance of my-webkitten-card as follows:
>   <my-webkitten-card>
>   <span class="name">Ryosuke Niwa</span>
>   <span class="email">rniwa@webkit.org</span>
>   </my-webkitten-card>
>
> Then its composed tree will look like this:
>   <my-webkitten-card>
>     <!-- my-webkitten-card's shadow root begin -->
>       <shadow>
>       <!-- my-card's shadow root begin -->
>       Name: <content select=".name">
>         <!-- distribution begin -->
>         <span class="name">WebKitten</span>
>         <span class="name">Ryosuke Niwa</span>
>         <!-- distribution end -->
>       </content>
>       Email: <content select=".email">
>         <!-- distribution begin -->
>         <span class="email">rniwa@webkit.org</span>
>         <span class="email">kitten@webkit.org</span>
>         <!-- distribution end -->
>       </content>
>       <!-- my-card's shadow root end -->
>     </shadow>
>     <!-- my-webkitten-card's shadow root end -->
>   </my-webkitten-card>
>
> Here, my-card's shadow DOM was inserted into where the shadow element
> existed in my-webkitten-card's shadow DOM, and the insertion points inside
> my-card's shadow DOM got nodes distributed from shadow element's children
> including nodes inside content element.  If we didn't have the content
> element inside my-webkitten-card with "name" and "email" classes, then we
> would only see WebKitten and kitten@webkit.org distributed into my-card's
> insertion points as in:
>
>   <my-webkitten-card>
>     <!-- my-webkitten-card's shadow root begin -->
>     <shadow>
>       <!-- my-card's shadow root begin -->
>       Name:
>       <content select=".name">
>         <!-- distribution begin -->
>           <span class="name">WebKitten</span>
>         <!-- distribution end -->
>       </content>
>       Email:
>       <content select=".email">
>         <!-- distribution begin -->
>           <span class="email">kitten@webkit.org</span>
>         <!-- distribution end -->
>       </content>
>       <!-- my-card's shadow root end -->
>     </shadow>
>     <!-- my-webkitten-card's shadow root end -->
>   </my-webkitten-card>
>

Can you help me understand the problems you illustrated with the examples
better? What's the desired behavior? Where does the problem arise? This is
both for my-webkitten-card and for random-element examples. I would love to
have these to start chewing on them.

:DG<
Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:13:52 UTC

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