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Re: window.find already exists

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:26:07 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDNEuRanU4CNaXXHe87OAKDBGHsWCHjd8RNa0Z9KKbaRw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tim Down <timdown@gmail.com>
Cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM, Tim Down <timdown@gmail.com> wrote:
> window.find() covers a use case not easily replicated by other APIs:
> searching within the page for text that crosses node boundaries. There
> was a thread on the WHATWG mailing list about this:
> http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2011-July/032588.html

As noted in that thread, it doesn't cover that use-case very well,
it's not very interoperable between the UAs that implement it, and IE
and Opera don't implement it at all.

At minimum, window.find needs a lot of work.  If it conflicts with
selector-based find, we should drop it and re-spec it as something
better with a more targeted name.

Received on Monday, 21 November 2011 17:27:01 UTC

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