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Re: Proposal: getElementsBySelector()

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 12:58:49 +0530
To: Martijn <martijn.martijn@gmail.com>, "Web API public" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tne5qb01wxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 04:59:14 +0530, Martijn <martijn.martijn@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2/7/07, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>> Is there a major benefit to having a single method that outweighs the
>> performance considerations? I think we should have a better reason for
>> deciding this than "we feel like it".
> I don't see why a getElementBySelector is necessary when there is
> alreay getElementById, which one should use if performance is an
> issue.

Because when you can do getElementBySelector('#foo,#bar,.baz') to pick the first 
one of these that appears, or getElementBySelector('body span *'), or something, 
you can't use gEBID ...



Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software: Standards Group
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