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Re: Proposed errata for DOM2 Range regarding insertNode()

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 09:44:16 -0700
Message-ID: <483D8BE0.9020800@sicking.cc>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>, chaals@opera.com

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 23 May 2008, Olli Pettay wrote:
>> So I'm not sure the errata for this issue is actually needed.
> It seems to me that everyone agrees that insertNode() was always intended 
> to insert a node _into_ the range, and that the collapsed case was simply 
> lost between the cracks when the DOM WG was writing the spec (much as was 
> interaction with mutation events, for instance).

Everyone who? And based on what? I don't see anything in the spec that 
suggests that. And as Olli pointed out there is clearly language in the 
spec that indicates that the inserted node would be after the range in 
the collapsed case.

I guess I'm fine with making the change to the spec, but it would be a 
change and not an errata. And if we're making changes anyway, I would 
requests that we make NodeIterators behave like TreeWalkers as far as 
the returnvalue for the NodeFilter goes. That is both more useful and 
easier to implement since it allows more code reuse.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 16:47:04 UTC

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