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Re: Imperative API for Node Distribution in Shadow DOM (Revisited)

From: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:15:06 -0700
Message-ID: <CADh5Ky20+tz4nYamV0comn549ATP8BPr_q5T1RuXeD7rONkoHg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
Cc: Justin Fagnani <justinfagnani@google.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Erik Bryn <erik@erikbryn.com>, "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:48 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com> wrote:

> One thing that worries me about the `distribute` callback approach (a.k.a.
> Anne's approach) is that it bakes distribution algorithm into the platform
> without us having thoroughly studied how subclassing will be done upfront.
> Mozilla tried to solve this problem with XBS, and they seem to think what
> they have isn't really great. Google has spent multiple years working on
> this problem but they come around to say their solution, multiple
> generations of shadow DOM, may not be as great as they thought it would be.
> Given that, I'm quite terrified of making the same mistake in spec'ing how
> distribution works and later regretting it.

At least the way I understand it, multiple shadow roots per element and
distributions are largely orthogonal bits of machinery that solve largely
orthogonal problems.

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