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* Web DOM Core is looking for an editor (http://simon.html5.org/specs/web-dom-core)
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* A rewrite of DOM2 Traversal.
 
* A rewrite of DOM2 Traversal.
 
* A rewrite of DOM2 Range.
 
* A rewrite of DOM2 Range.

Revision as of 10:00, 18 October 2009

There are many specifications that need editors. This page lists some of the more important ones. If you want to volunteer to edit one of these specs, contain ian@hixie.ch or post on the WHATWG mailing list or say something on the #whatwg IRC channel on Freenode.

How to edit a spec

We have some documentation on how to write a spec that could help if you want to help out.

Specs to edit

DOM

  • Web DOM Core is looking for an editor (http://simon.html5.org/specs/web-dom-core)
    • should document.documentURI really exist? be readonly?
  • A rewrite of DOM2 Traversal.
  • A rewrite of DOM2 Range.
    • including much more detail
    • including de-facto features, e.g. createContextualFragment()
  • User Interaction Events (onclick, onkeypress, etc).
    • e.g. need to define somewhere that if you cancel mousedown, an element can't get focus
  • window.atob
  • window.btoa
  • XMLSerializer()
  • DOMParser()

CSS

There are many specifications for extending CSS that are in need of editors. The most important ones are:

  • CSS3 Flexible Box or some other UI layout model
  • CSS Animation
  • CSS Gradients
  • CSSOM
    • CSSOM needs to define how Link:, <?xml-stylesheet?>, <link rel=stylesheet>, and <style> interact with the fetching algorithm, the event loop, and the parsers from HTML5.
  • <?xml-stylesheet?> could do with a rewrite for integration with CSSOM; do 'load' and 'error' events fire on it?

See also

Other stuff

Some notes from the HTML5 spec about things that need doing:

  • support access Array element via () instead of [] (IEism) https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=289876
  • Need to say that NodeList's items are enumerable, so that... for (var x in myNodeList) { } ...works. (ack Dethe Elza)
  • a way to show icons for file types e.g. http://www.gadgetopia.com/2004/05/04/FileIconTag.html (this should probably be a function for the 'content', 'background-image' and 'list-style-image' properties in CSS)
  • custom syntax highlighting in <textarea>, <pre> (ack Ryan Johnson) (this would probably best be done as some sort of output filter at the CSS level, rather than anything HTML-specific. It would have to support both <textarea>, where the data isn't in the DOM proper, and <pre>, where it is.)