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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:40:13 +0000 (UTC)
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
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On Thu, 13 Oct 2011, Jacob Rossi wrote:
> We'd like to request a Call for Consensus to publish DOM3 Events as a 
> Candidate Recommendation.

While I do not object to publishing any specs, I still think in this 
particular instance that the approach taken by the DOM Core spec in 
integrating DOM Core and DOM Events, and specifying DOM Events in a more 
concise way, is the better approach. I would recommend removing the DOM 
Events model from this specification, leaving only the definitions of the 
actual events ('click', etc).

> But we can't keep DOM3 Events in perpetual evolution.

I disagree with this premise. All Web specs can, and indeed should, remain 
in perpetual evolution. As I've said many times, the current "jerky" model 
encouraged by the TR/ process is harming the Web. In this instance, for 
instance, improvements such as event constructors are artificially being 
delayed from being added to established event interfaces for no reason 
other than the process.

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