Transition from Legacy to Native rendering - (was Re: [whatwg] repetition model)

Jim Ley jim.ley at
Wed Jun 16 07:53:14 PDT 2004

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 16:40:47 +0200, Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen
<hallvors at> wrote:
> [Following up a backchannel correspondence, which I think should go
> to the list too. I hope you don't mind, Jim.]

Of course not.

>  On 16 Jun 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> 1) How likely is it that a UA that supports WebForms 2 but not DOM
> will emerge?

I think it's unlikely, but it's possible.

> 3) Is it possible or desirable that any UA that implements WebForms 2
> and JavaScript MUST support document.implementation.hasFeature in
> order to make scripts aware that they are compliant with the
> specification? I guess that is a question for Ian..

One of the problems with this is that [window.]document is not in
_any_ specification anywhere, so you'd have WebForms 2.0 introducing a
dependency on de-facto behaviour rather than standard behaviour, I
think that would be difficult to justify.  Of course WebForms 2.0
could standardise a window and global script object interface for HTML



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