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Re: Selectors, getElementsByTagName() and camelCase SVG

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:41:37 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0904031441i2674d80by9f4a51188cbd71d4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 9:20 PM, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au> wrote:
> To me, it would seem to be confusing if getElementsByTagName() behaved
> differently depending on whether it was called on an HTML node or a
> different kind of node. †It would make more sense to me if it did case
> insensitive matching for an element in the subtree if it were an HTML
> element, and case sensitive otherwise (assuming we donít want to make
> everything case insensitive in HTML documents, including foreign content
> nodes).

I totally agree with this. The fact that it currently depends on the
node on which the function is called, I think was a design made with
the assumption that no-one would mix case sensitive and case
insensitive content into a single Document. The fact that we are doing
just that now I think is something that I think means that we need to
adjust specs a little to be reasonable to work with.

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 3 April 2009 21:42:28 UTC

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