DOM Level 2 Working Draft Online
Tuesday July 20th, 1999
Mitch Gould has news on the newest DOM spec:
"Yesterday, the W3C published the working draft of the 'Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Specification Version 1.0.' If you're interested in the future of the web, check this out."
#1 DOM Level 2 Working Draft Online
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 11:32 AM
Think this will be in a final enough form for it to be implemented in Mozilla in time for NSComm 5.0? I doubt it, but here's hoping the W3C gets it finalized soon.
#2 DOM Level 2 Working Draft Online
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 12:12 PM
I would imagine the Mozilla team has enough on their plate already... But it would be neither uncharacteristic nor inappropriate if they implemented some of the working draft's spec anyway...
#3 DOM Level 2 Working Draft Online
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 12:37 PM
They better not until its finished. NS did that with 4.0 (well with an early draft) and they've taken a lot of heat on it.
Wait until its finished.
#4 DOM Level 2 Working Draft Online
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 2:27 PM
Most of the Level 2 stuff has been implemented in Mozilla for a while. At least one person involved in the project (probably more) is in the draft group. They've known about a fairly solid version of this for a long time.
#6 DOM Level 2 Working Draft Online
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 7:24 PM
Authors that include both Netscape and Microsoft employees? So what's the betting that Microsoft will pull the same trick that it did with CSS and grab a patent or two?
#7 DOM Level 2 Working Draft Online
Thursday July 22nd, 1999 12:47 PM
Who cares if they patent it? They haven't enforced their CSS patent (and I don't know that they COULD legally enforce it if it were held up to legal scrutiny).
They'll probably do the same thing they did with DOM 1... Help with the spec and break it in the next release of their browser anyways