[whatwg] External document subset support

2009-05-18 Thread Brett Zamir
will collapse if an old XML parser breaks on visiting such a page (HTML will still be fine), while failing to allow it now may delay or prevent future XML parsers from ever supporting this very reasonable functionality. thank you, Brett Zamir

Re: [whatwg] External document subset support

2009-05-18 Thread Brett Zamir
Henri Sivonen wrote: On May 18, 2009, at 09:36, Brett Zamir wrote: Section 10.1, Writing XHTML documents observes: According to the XML specification, XML processors are not guaranteed to process the external DTD subset referenced in the DOCTYPE. While this is true, since no doubt

Re: [whatwg] External document subset support

2009-05-18 Thread Brett Zamir
Kristof Zelechovski wrote: AFAIK, WebKit is not going to validate XML, they say it makes page load too slow. Yes, I can see validation would be a problem, and see little use for that except local file testing. But I'm just talking about using the DTD to access entities, not to do validation.

[whatwg] File package protocol and manifest support?

2009-05-18 Thread Brett Zamir
While this may be too far in the game to bring up, I'd very much be interested (and think others would be too) to have a standard means of representing not only individual files, but also groups of files on the web. One application of this would be for a web user to be able to do the

[whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization?

2009-05-18 Thread Brett Zamir
One more thought... While it is great that innerHTML is being officially standardized, I'm afraid it would be rather hackish to have to use it for parsing and serializing dynamically created content which wasn't destined to make it immediately into the document, if at all. Has any thought

[whatwg] Reserving id attribute values?

2009-05-18 Thread Brett Zamir
In order to comply with XML ID requirements in XML, and facilitate future transitions to XML, can HTML 5 explicitly encourage id attribute values to follow this pattern (e.g., disallowing numbers for the starting character)? Also, there is this minor errata:

Re: [whatwg] External document subset support

2009-05-18 Thread Brett Zamir
Hello, I don't want to go too far off topic here, but I'll respond to the points as I do think it illustrates one of the uses of entities (localization)--which would apply to some degree in XHTML (at least for entities) as well as in XML. Kristof Zelechovski wrote: Using entities in XSL

Re: [whatwg] Reserving id attribute values?

2009-05-19 Thread Brett Zamir
Anne van Kesteren wrote: On Tue, 19 May 2009 03:20:49 +0200, Brett Zamir bret...@yahoo.com wrote: In order to comply with XML ID requirements in XML, and facilitate future transitions to XML, can HTML 5 explicitly encourage id attribute values to follow this pattern (e.g., disallowing numbers

Re: [whatwg] Reserving id attribute values?

2009-05-19 Thread Brett Zamir
Anne van Kesteren wrote: On Tue, 19 May 2009 13:46:43 +0200, Brett Zamir bret...@yahoo.com wrote: While it may not be that common, people may want at a later date to apply some files for validation... And don't forget the vanity/business factor in having a fully validating site :) You

[whatwg] Cross-domain databases; was: File package protocol and manifest support?

2009-05-19 Thread Brett Zamir
I would like to suggest an incremental though I believe significant enhancement to Offline applications/SQLite. That is, the ability to share a complete database among offline applications according to the URL from which it was made available. It could be designated by the origin site as a

Re: [whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization?

2009-05-20 Thread Brett Zamir
Jonas Sicking wrote: On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Maciej Stachowiakm...@apple.com wrote: On May 19, 2009, at 11:49 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote: On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 5:45 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: Has any thought been given to standardizing on at least a

Re: [whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization?

2009-05-20 Thread Brett Zamir
Brett Zamir wrote: Jonas Sicking wrote: On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Maciej Stachowiakm...@apple.com wrote: On May 19, 2009, at 11:49 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote: On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 5:45 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: Has any thought been given

Re: [whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization?

2009-05-20 Thread Brett Zamir
Brett Zamir wrote: Brett Zamir wrote: Jonas Sicking wrote: On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Maciej Stachowiakm...@apple.com wrote: On May 19, 2009, at 11:49 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote: On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 5:45 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: Has any thought

Re: [whatwg] Removing the need for separate feeds

2009-05-22 Thread Brett Zamir
I also wonder if feeds being accessible in HTML might give rise, as with stylesheets and scripts contained in the head (convenient as those can be too), to excessive bandwidth, as agents repeatedly request updates to a whole HTML page containing a lot of other data. (If we had external

Re: [whatwg] External document subset support

2009-05-24 Thread Brett Zamir
Henri Sivonen wrote: On May 18, 2009, at 11:50, Brett Zamir wrote: Henri Sivonen wrote: On May 18, 2009, at 09:36, Brett Zamir wrote: Also, as far as heavy server loads for frequent DTDs, entities could be deliberately not defined at a resolvable URL. There are existing XML doctypes out

[whatwg] document.contentType

2009-06-02 Thread Brett Zamir
Hello, Regardless of any decision on whether my recommendation for document.contentType to be standardized and made settable on a document created by createDocument() (rather than needing to call the less-than-intuitive doc.open() fix for HTML), I'd still like to recommend standardizing on

Re: [whatwg] Nested optgroups

2009-06-03 Thread Brett Zamir
Ian Hickson wrote: On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Markus Ernst wrote: I found a message in the list archives from July 2004, where Ian announced to put nested optgroups back into the spec: http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2004-July/001200.html Anyway in the current spec, the

Re: [whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization?

2009-06-10 Thread Brett Zamir
- Original Message From: Ian Hickson i...@hixie.ch To: Brett Zamir bret...@yahoo.com Cc: wha...@whatwg.org Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:48:09 AM Subject: Re: [whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization? On Mon, 18 May 2009, Brett Zamir wrote: Has any thought

Re: [whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization?

2009-06-10 Thread Brett Zamir
From: Anne van Kesteren ann...@opera.com To: Michael A. Puls II shadow2...@gmail.com; Brett Zamir bret...@yahoo.com; Ian Hickson i...@hixie.ch Cc: wha...@whatwg.org Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:31:10 AM Subject: Re: [whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization? On Wed, 10

Re: [whatwg] External document subset support

2009-06-18 Thread Brett Zamir
Ian Hickson wrote: On Mon, 18 May 2009, Brett Zamir wrote: Section 10.1, Writing XHTML documents observes: According to the XML specification, XML processors are not guaranteed to process the external DTD subset referenced in the DOCTYPE. While this is true, since no doubt the majority

[whatwg] URN or protocol attribute

2010-02-08 Thread Brett Zamir
Hi, Internet Explorer has an attribute on anchor elements for URNs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms534710%28VS.85%29.aspx This has not caught on in other browsers, though I believe it could be a very powerful feature once the feature was supported with a UI that handled URNs (as

Re: [whatwg] URN or protocol attribute

2010-02-10 Thread Brett Zamir
On 2/10/2010 3:55 PM, Martin Atkins wrote: Brett Zamir wrote: Hi, Internet Explorer has an attribute on anchor elements for URNs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms534710%28VS.85%29.aspx This has not caught on in other browsers, though I believe it could be a very powerful feature

Re: [whatwg] Parsing processing instructions in HTML syntax: 10.2.4.44 Bogus comment state

2010-03-04 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/3/2010 7:06 PM, Philip Taylor wrote: On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: On 3/2/2010 6:54 PM, Ian Hickson wrote: On Tue, 2 Mar 2010, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: Briefly it seems that? causes the parser to go into Bogus comment state,

Re: [whatwg] URN or protocol attribute

2010-03-10 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/11/2010 9:19 AM, Ian Hickson wrote: On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, Brett Zamir wrote: Internet Explorer has an attribute on anchor elements for URNs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms534710%28VS.85%29.aspx This has not caught on in other browsers, though I believe it could be a very

Re: [whatwg] URN or protocol attribute

2010-03-10 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/11/2010 10:31 AM, Ian Hickson wrote: On Thu, 11 Mar 2010, Brett Zamir wrote: Is there really a need for a more dedicated mechanism? It's not clear that there is much pent-up demand for this. There wasn't a lot of pent up demand for the web itself either (why would people

[whatwg] Lifting cross-origin XMLHttpRequest restrictions?

2010-03-11 Thread Brett Zamir
Hi, My apologies if this has been covered before, or if my asking this is a bit dense, but I don't understand why there are restrictions on obtaining data via XMLHttpRequest from other domains, if the request could be sandboxed to avoid passing along sensitive user data like cookies (or if

Re: [whatwg] Lifting cross-origin XMLHttpRequest restrictions?

2010-03-13 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/12/2010 3:41 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote: On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 08:35:48 +0100, Brett Zamir bret...@yahoo.com wrote: My apologies if this has been covered before, or if my asking this is a bit dense, but I don't understand why there are restrictions on obtaining data via XMLHttpRequest from

Re: [whatwg] Parsing processing instructions in HTML syntax: 10.2.4.44 Bogus comment state

2010-03-17 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/2/2010 6:54 PM, Ian Hickson wrote: On Tue, 2 Mar 2010, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: The handling of processing instructions in the XHTML syntax seems reasonably well-defined; but it feels a little off in the HTML syntax. There's no such thing as processing instructions in

[whatwg] Avoiding new globals in HTML5 ECMAScript

2010-05-09 Thread Brett Zamir
Hello, Although it seems a lot of attention has been given to ensuring backward-compatibility in HTML5, and while a kind of namespacing has been considered in use of data- attributes (over expando properties), it appears to my limited observations that global (window) properties are being

Re: [whatwg] Avoiding new globals in HTML5 ECMAScript

2010-05-09 Thread Brett Zamir
My apologies, it was brought to my attention that JSON was specified in ECMAScript 5, but the principle still applies (for ECMAScript as well I would say). thank you, Brett On 5/10/2010 1:08 PM, Brett Zamir wrote: Hello, Although it seems a lot of attention has been given to ensuring

Re: [whatwg] URN or protocol attribute

2010-06-03 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/11/2010 10:44 AM, Brett Zamir wrote: On 3/11/2010 10:31 AM, Ian Hickson wrote: I would recommend following a pattern somewhat like the Web's initial development: create a proof of concept, and convince people that it's what they want. That's the best way to get a feature adopted

Re: [whatwg] URN or protocol attribute

2010-06-03 Thread Brett Zamir
On 6/4/2010 12:59 PM, Brett Zamir wrote: On 3/11/2010 10:44 AM, Brett Zamir wrote: On 3/11/2010 10:31 AM, Ian Hickson wrote: I would recommend following a pattern somewhat like the Web's initial development: create a proof of concept, and convince people that it's what they want. That's

[whatwg] Syntax highlighting language attribute for editable elements

2010-06-12 Thread Brett Zamir
their own editor. thank you, Brett Zamir

Re: [whatwg] Allowing in attribute values

2010-06-24 Thread Brett Zamir
On 6/24/2010 10:13 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote: The HTML5 spec appears to allow inside an attribute value. For example, the following page (note the body tag) passes the experimental HTML5 validator at w3c.org: !DOCTYPE HTMLhtmlheadtitle/title/head body class=32 /body/html I think should

[whatwg] iframes with potential for independent navigation controls

2010-07-21 Thread Brett Zamir
I would like to see attributes be added to allow iframes to have independent navigation controls, or rather, to allow a parent document to have ongoing access to the navigation history of its iframes (say to be informed of changes to their histories via an event) so that it could create such

Re: [whatwg] Please disallow javascript: URLs in browser address bars

2010-07-22 Thread Brett Zamir
On 7/23/2010 6:35 AM, Luke Hutchison wrote: On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Boris Zbarskybzbar...@mit.edu wrote: I can see the security benefits of disallowing all cross-origin application of javascript: (if you don't know where it came from, don't apply it). Yes, that is actually a

Re: [whatwg] [URL] Starting work on a URL spec

2010-07-23 Thread Brett Zamir
On 7/24/2010 12:02 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote: On 7/23/10 11:59 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote: Is that URLs as values of attributes in HTML or is that URLs as pasted into the address bar? I believe their processing differs... It certainly does in Firefox (the latter have a lot more fixup done to

Re: [whatwg] Simple Links

2010-07-27 Thread Brett Zamir
On 7/28/2010 6:22 AM, Eduard Pascual wrote: On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:44 PM, Christoph Päper christoph.pae...@crissov.de wrote: If you think about various syntax variants of wiki systems they’ve got one thing in common that makes them preferable to direct HTML input: easy links! (Local ones

Re: [whatwg] HTML resource packages

2010-08-03 Thread Brett Zamir
This is and was a great idea. A few points/questions: 1) I think it would be nice to see explicit confirmation in the spec that this works with offline caching. 2) Could data files such as .txt, .json, or .xml files be used as part of such a package as well? 3) Can XMLHttpRequest be made

Re: [whatwg] Please consider adding a couple more datetime input types - type=year and type=month-day

2010-08-08 Thread Brett Zamir
How about a pull-down for Wikipedia which lets you choose the year or period? Or a charting application which looks at trends in history. While some uses may be more common than others, I personally favor going the extra kilometre to allow full expressiveness for whatever ranges are allowed.

Re: [whatwg] (deferred) script tags with document.write built in

2010-08-12 Thread Brett Zamir
On 8/12/2010 4:19 PM, Ian Hickson wrote: On Sat, 24 Jul 2010, Brett Zamir wrote: Might there be a way thatscript/ tags could add an attribute which combined the meaning of both defer and document.write, whereby the last statement was evaluated to a string, but ideally treated, as far

Re: [whatwg] (deferred) script tags with document.write built in

2010-08-17 Thread Brett Zamir
On 8/13/2010 2:00 AM, Adam Barth wrote: On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 3:02 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: On 8/12/2010 4:19 PM, Ian Hickson wrote: On Sat, 24 Jul 2010, Brett Zamir wrote: Might there be a way thatscript/tags could add an attribute which combined the meaning of both

[whatwg] Reserving XRI and URN in registerProtocolHandler

2010-11-25 Thread Brett Zamir
I'd like to propose reserving two protocols for use with navigator.registerProtocolHandler: urn and xri (or possibly xriNN where NN is a version number). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Resource_Identifier for info on XRI (basically allows the equivalents of URN but with a

Re: [whatwg] Reserving XRI and URN in registerProtocolHandler

2010-11-25 Thread Brett Zamir
or xri:http://example.com/myProtocols/someProtocol which hopefully registerProtocolHandler could be expanded to allow such specification without interfering with other URN/XRI protocol handlers which attempted to handle a different namespace. thanks, Brett On 11/26/2010 12:20 PM, Brett Zamir

Re: [whatwg] Reserving XRI and URN in registerProtocolHandler

2010-11-26 Thread Brett Zamir
On 11/26/2010 6:18 PM, Julian Reschke wrote: On 26.11.2010 05:20, Brett Zamir wrote: I'd like to propose reserving two protocols for use with navigator.registerProtocolHandler: urn and xri (or possibly xriNN where NN is a version number). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Re: [whatwg] Reserving XRI and URN in registerProtocolHandler

2010-11-26 Thread Brett Zamir
On 11/26/2010 7:13 PM, Julian Reschke wrote: On 26.11.2010 11:54, Brett Zamir wrote: ... My apologies for the lack of clarity on the approval process. I see all the protocols listed with them, so I wasn't clear. In any case, I still see the need for both types being reserved

Re: [whatwg] Reserving XRI and URN in registerProtocolHandler

2010-11-26 Thread Brett Zamir
On 11/26/2010 11:59 PM, Julian Reschke wrote: On 26.11.2010 16:55, Brett Zamir wrote: On 11/26/2010 7:13 PM, Julian Reschke wrote: On 26.11.2010 11:54, Brett Zamir wrote: ... My apologies for the lack of clarity on the approval process. I see all the protocols listed with them, so I wasn't

Re: [whatwg] Syntax highlighting language attribute for editable elements

2010-12-27 Thread Brett Zamir
to keep them in harmony. Brett On 6/13/10, Ashley Sheridana...@ashleysheridan.co.uk wrote: On Sun, 2010-06-13 at 13:57 +0800, Brett Zamir wrote: Has thought been given to allow textarea, input and/or contenteditable elements to use an attribute (maybe likecode/ does with class=language-XX

[whatwg] New method for obtaining a CSS property

2011-01-26 Thread Brett Zamir
While it can already be done dynamically by iterating through document.stylesheets, in order to allow full separation of presentation from content in a convenient way and foster best practices, I think it would be helpful to have a built-in method to obtain a CSS property for a given selector.

Re: [whatwg] New method for obtaining a CSS property

2011-01-26 Thread Brett Zamir
On 1/27/2011 11:21 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote: On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: While it can already be done dynamically by iterating through document.stylesheets, in order to allow full separation of presentation from content in a convenient way and foster

Re: [whatwg] New method for obtaining a CSS property

2011-01-27 Thread Brett Zamir
On 1/27/2011 3:59 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote: On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: For example, we want the designer guy to be able to freely change the colors in the stylesheet for indicating say a successful transition (green), an error (red), or waiting

Re: [whatwg] New method for obtaining a CSS property

2011-01-27 Thread Brett Zamir
On 1/28/2011 2:19 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote: On 1/27/11 1:23 AM, Brett Zamir wrote: I'll give a more concrete example, but I did state the problem: separation of concerns, and the data I want, getting a CSS property for a given selector. selectors don't have properties. Elements have

Re: [whatwg] New method for obtaining a CSS property

2011-01-27 Thread Brett Zamir
On 1/28/2011 2:22 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote: On 1/27/11 4:48 AM, Brett Zamir wrote: I was thinking of it grabbing the winning property for the whole document, i.e., the one which would be applicable without knowing more contextual information. So, if the selector specified were .error

Re: [whatwg] New method for obtaining a CSS property

2011-01-28 Thread Brett Zamir
On 1/28/2011 3:15 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote: On 1/28/11 1:22 AM, Brett Zamir wrote: My point is that a selector can be tied to a property through the ruleset. No, not really. Something that _matches_ selectors an be tied to a property via seeing which selectors it matches and then considering

Re: [whatwg] New method for obtaining a CSS property

2011-01-28 Thread Brett Zamir
On 1/28/2011 3:33 PM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote: On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: I'll give a more concrete example, but I did state the problem: separation of concerns, and the data I want, getting a CSS property for a given selector. For example, we want the

Re: [whatwg] Thoughts on recent WhatWG blog post

2011-02-07 Thread Brett Zamir
On 2/8/2011 1:33 AM, Adam van den Hoven wrote: Hey guys, I was reading the blog today and something I read ( http://blog.whatwg.org/whatwg-extensibility) prompted me to signup to the list and get involved again. What follows is not exactly well thought out but I'm hoping that it will spark

Re: [whatwg] Ongoing work on an editing commands (execCommand()) specification

2011-03-02 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/3/2011 3:18 AM, Aryeh Gregor wrote: On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 5:11 PM, Ryosuke Niwarn...@webkit.org wrote: Styling a Range doesn't support styleWithCSS=false I saw this feature in Mozilla's docs, but I don't really get it. What use-cases does it have? Why do we need to support both ways

Re: [whatwg] Ongoing work on an editing commands (execCommand()) specification

2011-03-03 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/4/2011 3:53 AM, Aryeh Gregor wrote: On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:27 PM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: In any case, spans with inline styles are much less likely to conflict with other styling I'm not sure what you mean by this. Functionally, in what way is span style=font-style:

Re: [whatwg] Cross-domain databases; was: File package protocol and manifest support?

2011-03-09 Thread Brett Zamir
) --- On Wed, 20 May 2009, Brett Zamir wrote: I would like to suggest an incremental though I believe significant enhancement to Offline applications/SQLite. That is, the ability to share a complete database among offline applications according to the URL

Re: [whatwg] Blacklist for regsiterProtocolHandler()

2011-04-20 Thread Brett Zamir
On 4/20/2011 2:11 AM, Lachlan Hunt wrote: On 2011-04-19 19:33, Ian Hickson wrote: On Tue, 12 Apr 2011, Lachlan Hunt wrote: We are investigating registerProtocolHandler and have been discussing the need for a blacklist of protocols to forbid. [...] We'd like to know if we've missed any

[whatwg] Extensible microdata attributes

2011-04-26 Thread Brett Zamir
Hi, I'm interested to see more rich semantics (such as made possible in Text Encoding Initiative documents to become available in HTML (e.g., toward making markup more conveniently and richly queryable on sites like Wikisource)), but this concern relates to data-centric markup as well.

Re: [whatwg] Extensible microdata attributes

2011-04-26 Thread Brett Zamir
On 4/26/2011 5:33 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote: On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:36 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: This would prevent the need for such ugly hacks as: span id=UnitedNations style=display:none; itemprop=orgName item-placeName=New YorkUnited Nations/span ... blockquote

Re: [whatwg] Extensible microdata attributes

2011-04-26 Thread Brett Zamir
On 4/26/2011 9:22 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote: On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: On 4/26/2011 5:33 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote: On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:36 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.comwrote: This would prevent the need for such ugly

Re: [whatwg] Extensible microdata attributes

2011-04-26 Thread Brett Zamir
On 4/26/2011 9:55 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote: On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: That's kind of my purpose though. Sometimes, one does not wish to embed the text itself, but one still wishes the data encoded so it can be retrieved by other means. Why

Re: [whatwg] Extensible microdata attributes

2011-06-13 Thread Brett Zamir
On 6/13/2011 2:41 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote: On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 4:20 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: For example, to take a water-damaged text (e.g., for the TEI element http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-damage.html ) which in TEI could be expressed as: e

Re: [whatwg] Extensible microdata attributes

2011-06-21 Thread Brett Zamir
On 6/14/2011 2:32 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote: On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:29 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: Thanks, that's helpful. Still would be nice to have item-* though... Well, your idea for custom item-* attributes is just a way to more concisely embed triples of non-visible data.

Re: [whatwg] Default encoding to UTF-8?

2011-12-01 Thread Brett Zamir
On 12/1/2011 2:00 PM, L. David Baron wrote: On Thursday 2011-12-01 14:37 +0900, Mark Callow wrote: On 01/12/2011 11:29, L. David Baron wrote: The default varies by localization (and within that potentially by platform), and unfortunately that variation does matter. In my experience this is

[whatwg] Why won't you let us make our own HTML5 browsers?

2011-12-16 Thread Brett Zamir
What is the reason you won't let us make our own browsers-in-a-browser? I'm not talking about some module you have to build yourself in order to distribute a browser as an executable. I'm talking about visiting a (secure/signed?) page on the web and being asked permission to give it any or

Re: [whatwg] Why won't you let us make our own HTML5 browsers?

2011-12-17 Thread Brett Zamir
controls (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=618354 ). Best wishes, Brett Best regards, Andreas On Dec 16, 2011, at 11:16 PM, Brett Zamir wrote: What is the reason you won't let us make our own browsers-in-a-browser? I'm not talking about some module you have to build yourself

Re: [whatwg] Why won't you let us make our own HTML5 browsers?

2012-01-31 Thread Brett Zamir
On 2/1/2012 8:36 AM, Ian Hickson wrote: On Sat, 17 Dec 2011, Brett Zamir wrote: What is the reason you won't let us make our own browsers-in-a-browser? What is the use case for browser-in-a-browser? If you have a browser... then you have a browser. Why would you want to run another one inside

[whatwg] Browser-as-Desktop: Widgets in the browser

2012-01-31 Thread Brett Zamir
Hi, This idea is more of a browser feature request, but it impinges on language features which could conceivably be allowed in HTML to trigger the feature. The idea would work best in browsers which allowed toolbars/full-screen-mode to be configured on a per-tab basis, but does not require

[whatwg] runat (or server) attribute

2012-05-12 Thread Brett Zamir
Hi, With Server-Side JavaScript taking off, could we reserve runat (or maybe an even simpler and more concise server boolean attribute) for a standard and (via CommonJS) potentially portable way for server-side files to be created (and discourage use of HTML-unfriendly and

Re: [whatwg] runat (or server) attribute

2012-05-13 Thread Brett Zamir
On 5/13/2012 5:23 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote: On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 1:47 AM, Brett Zamirbret...@yahoo.com wrote: With Server-Side JavaScript taking off, could we reserve runat (or maybe an even simpler and more concise server boolean attribute) for a standard and (via CommonJS)

[whatwg] isAnyProtocolHandlerRegistered

2012-09-29 Thread Brett Zamir
Hi, A former proposal (at http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-January/018101.html ) mentioned protocol handler check which did not require a URL string as in the second argument to isProtocolHandlerRegistered(). I don't see any other discussion of this, but I am puzzled

Re: [whatwg] Styling details

2013-01-02 Thread Brett Zamir
On 1/3/2013 4:35 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote: On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM, Ian Hickson i...@hixie.ch wrote: Like most widgets, I think the answer is Web Components. As far as I can tell styling form controls is an unsolved problem and Components does not seem to be tackling it. We always

[whatwg] NoDatabase databases

2013-05-01 Thread Brett Zamir
Hi, I'm not sure where to post this idea, but as it does pertain to HTML I thought I would post it here. I wanted to propose (if work has not already been done in this area) creating an HTTP extension to allow querying for retrieval and updating of portions of HTML (or XML) documents where

Re: [whatwg] NoDatabase databases

2013-08-18 Thread Brett Zamir
On 8/17/2013 5:16 AM, Brendan Long wrote: On 05/01/2013 10:57 PM, Brett Zamir wrote: I wanted to propose (if work has not already been done in this area) creating an HTTP extension to allow querying for retrieval and updating of portions of HTML (or XML) documents where the server is so capable

[whatwg] Shared storage

2014-02-14 Thread Brett Zamir
*The opportunity and current obstacles* The desktop PC thankfully evolved into allowing third-party software which could create and edit files shareable by other third-party software which would have the same rights to do the same. The importance of this can hardly be overestimated. Yet

[whatwg] Self-imposed script or networking restrictions (toward privacy and XSS-protection, and stimulating offline tool creation and increased but safer privilege escalation)

2014-04-12 Thread Brett Zamir
*Problem:* I believe that if Ajax or other forms of dynamic scripting had been absent but were proposed today, people would probably say things like: 1. What, you want to allow sites to have the ability out of the box to track my mouse movements? 2. You want sites to be able to know

Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Inline pronounce element (Tab Atkins Jr.)

2014-06-04 Thread Brett Zamir
On 6/5/2014 3:05 AM, whatwg-requ...@lists.whatwg.org wrote: On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 3:26 AM, Daniel Morris daniel+wha...@honestempire.com wrote: Hello, With existing assistive technology such as screen readers, and more recently the pervasiveness of new technologies such as Siri and Google

Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Inline pronounce element

2014-06-09 Thread Brett Zamir
On 6/10/2014 3:05 AM, whatwg-requ...@lists.whatwg.org wrote: Message: 1 Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2014 15:41:32 -0400 From: timel...@gmail.com To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org Subject: Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Inline pronounce element Message-ID: 20140608194132.7602328.57406@gmail.com Content-Type:

Re: [whatwg] whatwg Digest, Vol 127, Issue 5

2014-11-03 Thread Brett Zamir
On 10/28/2014 12:06 PM, whatwg-requ...@lists.whatwg.org wrote: Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:33:02 + (UTC) From: Ian Hicksoni...@hixie.ch Subject: Re: [whatwg] Shared storage On Sat, 15 Feb 2014, Brett Zamir wrote: The desktop PC thankfully evolved into allowing third-party software which

Re: [whatwg] Shared storage

2014-11-10 Thread Brett Zamir
(Apologies...resending due to my inadvertent use of generic whatwg subject...) On 10/28/2014 12:06 PM,whatwg-requ...@lists.whatwg.org wrote: Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:33:02 + (UTC) From: Ian Hicksoni...@hixie.ch Subject: Re: [whatwg] Shared storage On Sat, 15 Feb 2014, Brett Zamir wrote

[whatwg] Array as first argument to fetch()

2015-03-27 Thread Brett Zamir
Since fetch() is making life easier as is and in the spirit of promises, how about taking it a step further to simplify the frequent use case of needing to retrieve multiple resources and waiting for all to return? If the first argument to fetch() could be an array, then fetch() could be made

Re: [whatwg] Array as first argument to fetch()

2015-03-27 Thread Brett Zamir
On 3/27/2015 8:39 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote: On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Brett Zamir bret...@yahoo.com wrote: Since fetch() is making life easier as is and in the spirit of promises, how about taking it a step further to simplify the frequent use case of needing to retrieve multiple

Re: [whatwg] Accessing local files with JavaScript portably and securely

2017-04-09 Thread Brett Zamir
I support such an approach and have found the usual "use a server" response a bit disheartening. Besides the stated cases, I believe it should just be easy for new programmers, children, etc., to try out simple projects with nothing more than a browser and text editor (and the console is not