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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 01:29:46 +0200
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC4m34bwTsiySQri6rRgRV8ikEpyq1FHTTG-fo4A+383w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 1:19 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Thu, 10 May 2012, Rafael Weinstein wrote:
>> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> > On Fri, 11 May 2012, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> >
>> > But ok, let's assume that the use case is "create an element and its
>> > subtree so that you can insert dynamically generated parts of an
>> > application during runtime", e.g. inserting images in a dynamically
>> > generated gallery [...]
>>
>> [...[ but here's one that comes to mind which is valid markup: What's
>> the output for this
>>
>> myDocFrag.innerHTML = "<option>One<option>two<option>three";
>
> My proposal would return a single option element with the value "One".

Ah, I didn't get that you were making that distinction.  Sorry, then,
in that case your suggestion isn't quite right.


> But the example here suggests a different use case. There are presumably
> three elements there, not one. If this is a use case we want to address,
> then let's go back to the use cases again: what is the problem we are
> trying to solve? When would you create a document fragment of some
> options, instead of just creating a <select> with options?

For something like this:

$("<p>Example "+exnum+":</p><p><img src="+exsrc+">").appendTo(container);

(Presumably, this is run in a loop that generates the exnum and exsrc
variables programmatically.)

The fragment is two sibling elements, but it's conceptually a unit.
There's no container separating the units from each other.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 10 May 2012 23:30:36 GMT

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