Submission request to W3C (W3C Staff Comment)

We, Netscape Communications, W3C member, hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification comprising the document(s) linked below:
  1. Action Sheets

which collectively are referred to as "The Submission". We request The Submission be known as the Action Sheets submission.


Action sheets provide a mechanism for separation of event-based behavior from the structure of HTML and XML documents. This is similar to the way in which style sheets provide a separation between visual presentation properties and document structure. This concept allows a document author to introduce script-based event handling into an XML document, without modifying the document's DTD. It also allows for the packaging of reusable actions that can be applied to multiple HTML or XML documents. While action sheets share concepts and mechanism with style sheets, they differ by defining interaction rather than presentation. This document defines both the general concept of action systems and a concrete action sheet language.

Intellectual property Rights

Netscape agrees that the submission may be copied, modified, and distributed by W3C staff and W3C members as part of the W3C process. Netscape claims no copyright interests in the documents comprising the submission.


The following are registered marks refered to in this request or the submission None


In the case that The Submission is acception as a work item, The Submission may be distributed within the membership of W3C free of any fee.


Netscape believes that there may be dependencies on neccesary supporting technologies.

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium incorporate this into the architectural domain activities.


To help with this work, we expect to be able to provide the neccesary technical assistance, amounting to the equivalent of at least one full time engineer. We also expect other companies and organizations to become involved and commit significant technical resources.

Change control

Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect future versions to be produced by W3C process.


Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to:
Eric Byunn, Group Product Manager
Netscape Communications Corp.
Phone Number 415-937-3919.


this 19th day of June, 1998