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RE: INVALID_STATE_ERR or INVALID_ACCESS_ERR when attempting to write into XML documents

From: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:11:47 +0000
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <104E6B5B6535E849970CDFBB1C5216EB1D0A596F@TK5EX14MBXC140.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
On Thursday, January 21, 2010 4:58 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, Adrian Bateman wrote:
> >
> > While reviewing the spec, we found the following apparent
> > inconsistency and we'd like to understand the reasons for this:
> >
> > In section 3.5.1/3.5.2 [1], Opening the input stream and Closing the
> > input stream, the spec says to throw INVALID_STATE_ERR if the Document
> > is an XML document.
> >
> > In section 3.5.3/3.5.4, document.write and document.writeln, the spec
> > says to throw INVALID_ACCESS_ERR if invoked on XML documents.
> >
> > Is there a reason why these are different exceptions?
> 
> Not really. Would changing the document.write and document.writeln
> exception to INVALID_STATE_ERR work for you?

That would be great. We'd prefer them to be consistent and INVALID_STATE_ERR seems like the best choice.

Cheers,

Adrian.
Received on Friday, 22 January 2010 01:12:39 UTC

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