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Request for CfC to publish DOM Level 3 Events as a CR

From: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:11:52 +0000
To: "Arthur Barstow (art.barstow@nokia.com)" <art.barstow@nokia.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile (chaals@opera.com)" <chaals@opera.com>
CC: "Doug Schepers (schepers@w3.org)" <schepers@w3.org>, "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D0BC8E77E79D9846B61A2432D1BA4EAE0356AB7D@TK5EX14MBXC288.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Art and Charles,

We'd like to request a Call for Consensus to publish DOM3 Events as a Candidate Recommendation.  We believe the spec is ready for such publication on the following grounds:

1. Responses to Last Call issues have been documented in a published Disposition of Comments [1]. 
2. At least two members are targeting implementations of this spec (Microsoft, Mozilla)
3. All changes since the Last Call draft have been editorial with the exception of:
	Revision 1.204 - this change was more of a clarification of intended behavior and it matches implementations. 
4.  In a recent Working Group teleconference,  we've agreed on how to move forward with submitting and approving test cases for a suite (more on this subject to follow shortly).

We recognize that there will always be new ideas for the event model--some great new ideas, such as event constructors, have recently been proposed. But we can't keep DOM3 Events in perpetual evolution. As such, I've prepared a rough proposal for a new specification to continue innovation in the event model (preliminarily titled "DOM4 Events" with event constructors as my first suggestion for scope). I believe such a spec can be written to extend and improve upon DOM3 Events in areas that are outside the scope of DOM4 (e.g., event constructors for interfaces outside the "DOM Event Architecture" and "Basic Event Interfaces" chapters of D3E). Doing so will give implementers a stable spec to target (D3E) while still fostering new ideas and continued improvement in the model (DOM4, "DOM4 Events").

I'm sure folks will have some great technical feedback as well as suggestions for goals/scope of my proposal, and I don't want that to get mixed in with this request for a CfC. So I'll follow up with a link to that proposal shortly in a separate thread so we can begin that conversation.


Jacob Rossi

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/DOM-Level-3-Events/dc.html
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