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Re: [webcomponents] Template element parser changes => Proposal for adding DocumentFragment.innerHTML

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:39:13 -0400
Message-ID: <CADC=+jfaBNwq-_Mz397jWHtU4YPDLrS1qZPWieNBr-VO_wWjCQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>
Cc: Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
It does feel very sensible that regardless of templates this is a useful
feature that we've long desired.
On Apr 24, 2012 8:28 AM, "Rafael Weinstein" <rafaelw@google.com> wrote:

> No, I hadn't. Let me digest this thread. Much of what I'm implicitly
> asking has already been discussed. I'll repost if I have anything to
> add here. Apologies for the noise.
>
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org> wrote:
> > Have you looked
> > at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011OctDec/0663.html ?
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> The main points of contention in the discussion about the template
> element
> >> are
> >>
> >> 1) By what mechanism are its content elements 'inert'
> >> 2) Do template contents reside in the document, or outside of it
> >>
> >> What doesn't appear to be controversial is the parser changes which
> >> would allow the template element to have arbitrary top-level content
> >> elements.
> >>
> >> I'd like to propose that we add DocumentFragment.innerHTML which
> >> parses markup into elements without a context element. This has come
> >> up in the past, and is in itself a useful feature. The problem it
> >> solves is allowing templating systems to create DOM from markup
> >> without having to "sniff" the content and only innerHTML on an
> >> appropriate parent element (Yehuda can speak more to this).
> >>
> >> The parser changes required for this are a subset of the changes that
> >> Dimitri uncovered here:
> >>
> >>
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/templates/index.html
> >>
> >> And I've uploaded a webkit patch which implements them here:
> >>
> >> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=84646
> >>
> >> I'm hoping this is a sensible way to make progress. Thoughts?
> >>
> >
>
>
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