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Re: highlight keywords

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:12:12 -0700
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To: Don <dlarson@cgmlarson.com>
Cc: WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>

Good question.

First, I'll note that the DOM highlight() stuff is 2.0 stuff, and according 
to the 2.0 Implementation Report [1] we have two implementations that 
'pass'  the Picture-highlight DOM test (IsoView and VizEx).

While one might argue that it would have been nice for us to use the same 
keywords in the DOM method as the keywords defined for the fragment syntax, 
on the other hand is it a problem if they are different, as long as the 
correspondence and meanings are clear?

If we agree that that's not a critical bug (differing by corresponding 
keywords), then to my thinking it would be a bad choice to change it now 
that it is implemented, tested, etc.

Am I overlooking some other factor here?


[1] http://www.w3.org/2006/Graphics/WebCGM/implementation-report.html

At 03:48 PM 1/19/2009 -0600, Don wrote:
>There seems to be some confusion on keywords for the highlight DOM method.
>I'm looking at Object bwehaviors WebCGM 2.1 spec and it's says highlight
>are "newHighlight", "addHighlight" and "clearHighlight"
>Yet in the DOM section under highlight method is says type values are 
>"add" and
>Which is correct?
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