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.
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 3:39 PM
#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).
#8 Of Microsoft Tricks,
Monday July 26th, 1999 7:04 AM
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