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CfC: publish a Candidate Recommendation of DOM 3 Events; deadline October 21

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:27:50 -0400
Message-ID: <4E988D36.7030001@nokia.com>
To: www-dom <www-dom@w3.org>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
The people working on the D3E spec (namely Jacob, Doug and Olli) propose 
below that the spec be published as a Candidate Recommendation and this 
is a CfC to do so:


The comment tracking document for the last LCWD is:


This CfC satisfies: a) the group's requirement to "record the group's 
decision to request advancement" to CR; and b) "General Requirements for 
Advancement on the Recommendation Track" as defined in the Process Document:


The exit criteria has not yet been added to the ED and I request the 
Editors to please propose the specific criteria in response to this 
e-mail before the comment deadline. It is my expectation that Microsoft 
and Mozilla will complete the test suite [TS] they started and they will 
implement this CR. As such, I assume the exit criteria will include a 
requirement that at least two independent implementations pass all of 
the test cases.

As with all of our CfCs, positive response is preferred and encouraged 
and silence will be considered as agreeing with the proposal. The 
deadline for comments is October 21 and all comments should be sent to 
www-dom at w3.org.


[TS] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webapps/file/tip/DOMEvents/tests/submissions

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Request for CfC to publish DOM Level 3 Events as a CR
Date: 	Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:11:52 +0000
From: 	ext Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
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 

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

Received on Friday, 14 October 2011 19:28:23 UTC

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