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Proposal: getElementsBySelector()

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 09:11:10 +0100
To: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tmuucwv664w2qv@id-c0020.nomadprime.subscribe.loganwifi.com>

Given the input from Björn I suppose there's no real need for a method  
that returns a single element node (assuming implementations make that  
optimization). Given that, I propose we rename .getAll() to  
.getElementsBySelector() and drop .get() (on both Document and Element).

One advantage is that it's consistent with the naming people already use  
for custom written functions that have this functionality. In theory it's  
also not harder to type than .getElementsByTagName(). The only thing that  
makes it differ from the other getElementsBy* method(s) is that it doesn't  
return a live NodeList. I don't see that as a major problem.

If there are no strong objections I'll implement this in the specification.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 28 January 2007 08:11:23 UTC

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