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Transition from Legacy to Native rendering - (was Re: [whatwg] repetition model)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:47:29 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0406241242420.27151@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> Jim Ley wrote:
>>> 1) How likely is it that a UA that supports WebForms 2 but not DOM
>>> will emerge?
>>
>> I think it's unlikely, but it's possible.
>
> No, it's not. WF2 incorporates by reference DOM2 HTML and DOM3 Core,
> among others. You can't implement a WF2 UA without support for them:
>
> "This specification includes by reference [...]"

>From the same section:

| Implementations that do not support scripting (or which have their
| scripting features disabled) are exempt from supporting the events and
| DOM interfaces mentioned in this specification. Other aspects of this
| specification that are defined in terms of an events model must still
| act as if events were supported.

That was actually added on the request of a UA implementor who, I believe,
is working on a script-less Web browser.

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