[whatwg] DOM mutations, transactions and UndoManager thoughts

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Aug 26 15:03:01 PDT 2011

On Sat, 9 Apr 2011, Alex Vincent wrote:
> I'm working on DOM-based editing tools in my spare time, and have been 
> for several years.  I use DOM mutation events to build "transactions" - 
> objects which let me undo DOM mutations and redo them.
> [snip discussion of UndoManager and mutation events]

Since you sent your e-mail, both UndoManager and mutation events have had 
work done on them outside the HTML spec.

UndoManager is now specced here:


...and is being discussed on threads in this mailing list.

Mutation events are being discussed in public-webapps at w3.org.

I encourage you to take part in these discussions.

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