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Re: innerHTML and setTimeout

From: Dao Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 20:59:17 +0200
Message-ID: <461A8D05.8030106@design-noir.de>
To: David Dailey <david.dailey@sru.edu>
CC: public-html@w3.org

innerHTML and document.write belong to the DOM spec. I'm not sure about 
setTimeout/setInterval; that's definitely not HTML, though.

--Dao

David Dailey wrote:
>
> The WHATWG proposal makes a couple of modest recommendations that seem 
> to be rather worth endorsing, since people have been using them for 
> almost a decade now: innerHTML and setTimeout.
>
> I gather (somewhat informally) that neither has appeared as a part of 
> W3C recos, but both have their merits and (I suppose) shortcomings. 
> All the major browsers seem to support both, so why not make them 
> official? * Both things are a part of the landscape of extant dynamic 
> web programming, for better or worse.
>
> I am unsure whether this group will ultimately be allowed to undertake 
> line-item review of parts of the WHATWG proposal. Always an optimist, 
> I assume that W3C might at some time have an opportunity to accept 
> some, but perhaps not all, of what WHATWG has so generously provided, 
> without breaking the web.
>
> David Dailey
>
> *I do have a quibble with setTimeout. From the WHATWG working draft:
> "Thus the HTML scripting model [for setTimeout]is strictly 
> single-threaded and not reentrant."
> which may be worth voicing at some time, I think, since it causes some 
> amount of agony.
>
>
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