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Re: Separating Transclusion Mechanisms for Inheritance and Data Binding

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 14:03:36 -0700
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-id: <6B4C17E3-D794-4749-9EC6-AB46995A53F4@apple.com>
To: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@chromium.org>
On Apr 22, 2014, at 10:13 AM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@chromium.org> wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, maybe my description wasn't clear.  This example doesn't demonstrate any issues.  I was simply describing what the current specification does.

- R. Niwa


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