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Re: Proposed errata for DOM2 Range regarding insertNode()

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 00:37:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805150035521.12907@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 14 May 2008, Robert Sayre wrote:
>
> I'm not sure why you're sending private email about this. I asked a 
> simple question on the public list.

I replied privately to the first question because it seemed rude to spam 
the list about it. I've cc'ed www-archive on this mail.


> Olli wrote:
> "Gecko does what the current spec says."
> 
> So clearly there is some disconnect about the nature of the change 
> you're proposing.

Sure. Like I said, the spec right now contradicts itself. If it didn't 
there wouldn't be much reason to ask for errata. :-)


Included for archival purposes:

> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 May 2008, Robert Sayre wrote:
> >> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:23 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> >> > On Wed, 14 May 2008, Robert Sayre wrote:
> >> >> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > To my knowledge, very little Web content relies on this spec at
> >> >> > all. That's why Acid3 tested it, to make it interoperable enough
> >> >> > that it could be used. :-)
> >> >>
> >> >> I thought Acid3 tested things that have been written down for at
> >> >> least 5 years or something like that.
> >> >
> >> > DOM2 Range came out in November 2000.
> >>
> >> So it tests what was written in 2000 or the proposed as yet unwritten
> >> change?
> >
> > The spec right now does support what Acid3 does, it's just that it is
> > ambiguous in its requirments and can be interpreted the other way around
> > as well. Contradictions in specs happen, just like bugs in software.

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