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Re: Selectors API naming

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 22:40:39 +0100
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8s43p29mtatdn6o4niilidctiamfslftlo@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> So the plan of matchAll is to make getElementById and
>> getElementsByTagName effectively obsolete? And that's why a different
>> sort of name is justified?
>
>I would think so.

I note that there has been quite some interest to integrate E4X and the
DOM; if that happens, and if shorter names are so much better, the API
under discussion would become obsolete quickly, for example, you could
write instead of

  body.getElementsByTagName('img')

or

  body.matchAll('img')

just

  body..img

to retrieve a list of all images under 'body'. Considering that, I do
not think this is or should be the plan.
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