I would check and see what the tweeter manufacture recommends but separate enclosures have several virtues. That said, every case is different and the ideal isn't always the most practical.
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Even with the open design of the Alon,it is not sharing the same enclosure as the woofer.Open back designs have been around for decades,but I can't think of any that share the same enclosure as the woofer.The Dahlquist DQ10 was an open back design,but both tweeters may have been sealed.The builder of the tweeter,and the midranges would be the one to recommend whether they need an enclosure,or not.I still doubt they would want an open back driver in a shared air(volume) enclosure with the woofer.
"But they still need a baffle or sound waves will cancel."
Are you familiar at all with Alon/Nola speakers? Those models that employ the dipolar topology for the midrange and tweeter drivers have the drivers mounted on a baffle.
The Alon line had a seperate baffle of the mid/tweeter driver array mounted on top of the woofer enclosure but the Nola line uses a common baffle.
Do a GIS for Alon/Nola and you'll see what I mean or you can go straight to their website: http://www.nolaspeakers.com/