[whatwg] HTML5 Feedback: Section 3.5.2 Focus

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jun 3 04:21:52 PDT 2008

On Mon, 8 Oct 2007, Brad Fults wrote:
> A few things in Section 3.5.2:
> "There is always an element focused; in the absence of other elements 
> being focused, the document's root element is it." [1]
> This sentence is awkwardly worded and as far as I can tell, "document's 
> root element" is referenced but not defined anywhere. It might be better 
> as something like:
> "There is always a single element with focus. If no other element in the 
> document has focus, focus is given to the document's root element -- in 
> this case the body element."
> That is assuming, of course, that the body element is indeed the element 
> that is to receive focus when no other element is focused. I'm not 
> thrilled with this wording either, but it is an incremental improvement 
> in comprehensibility.

This section got rewritten recently and the above text is no longer there 
in that form. Let me know if it's still broken in your opinion.

> "If no element specifically has focus, this must return the body 
> element." [2]
> This sentence references "the body element" (with proper linking to its 
> definition). Is the intention here to distinguish "the body element" 
> from "the document's root element" mentioned in the previous quote? If 
> so, it's not clear what the distinction is or why it is present. If not, 
> these two sentences should use the same terminology.

Fixed as part of the earlier changes.

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