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

by jensend

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

by wheezy

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

by Tekhir

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

by FrodoB

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.

#5 Namespaces

by KlausM

Wednesday July 21st, 1999 3:39 PM

Unfortunately, the new draft has still not solved the problem with the name spaces. Currently there are two proposals included. I think name spaces is an important part of DOM2, both for Mozilla - e.g. for JavaScript manipulation of XSL, SVG, MathML? - and any server related processing.


#6 DOM Level 2 Working Draft Online

by shubb2

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

by FrodoB

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,

by SomeSmartAss

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