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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 15:17:52 -0500
Message-ID: <46228870.80301@mit.edu>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Safari and Firefox handle sites with misnested forms in tables 
> reasonably well, as far as I know, but make a proper DOM tree in these 
> cases. I'd love to hear of sites where this is not true, in case we have 
> some bug fixing to do.

To be entirely honest, Gecko has had four bugs filed on issues related to this 
in the last 8 years or so.  In all cases, the page used innerHTML on the <form> 
or the table elements in question and was surprised that the form had no kids or 
that setting innerHTML on the <tr> in the following markup:

<table>
   <form>
     <tr><td></td</tr>
   </form>
</table>

did not add the form controls in the new HTML to the form.

-Boris

P.S.  Given that we've had only 4 bug reports, and that none of the sites were 
particularly major, we're pretty happy with our current behavior.  If someone 
has better proposals, of course, we're happy to hear them.
Received on Sunday, 15 April 2007 20:18:03 GMT

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