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[XHR] Last Call comment on about dependencies

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 08:56:53 -0500
Message-ID: <48494225.9030505@aptest.com>
To: public-webapi@w3.org
CC: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>

The XHTML 2 working group discussed the XHR draft at a recent 
teleconference, and I was asked to send in a brief comment. 

Basically, the XHTML 2 Working Group is concerned that the draft appears 
to have a dependency on HTML5.  On closer inspection, it is not clear 
whether this dependency is completely necessary.  Further, linking the 
spec to HTML5 will delay its deployment and incorporation into other 
languages that have a vested interest in portable scripting (e.g. XHTML 
1, XHTML 2, XForms).   Finally, it appears that the dependecy is 
slightly backwards, since the requirement is that HTML5's document 
"Window" object support the XMLHttpRequest interface.  Our request is 
that this dependency be removed (or that the connection be made 
informative instead of normative) so that all interested constituents 
can take advantage of this important interface as soon as possible.

Shane P. McCarron                          Phone: +1 763 786-8160 x120
Managing Director                            Fax: +1 763 786-8180
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Received on Friday, 6 June 2008 13:57:28 UTC

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