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[whatwg] getElementsByAttr

From: Sander <html5@zoid.nl>
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2007 02:53:44 +0200
Message-ID: <46903598.5070604@zoid.nl>

Lachlan Hunt schreef:
> Sander wrote:
>> Charles McCathieNevile schreef:
>>> the current editor's draft can be found at 
>>> http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2006/webapi/selectors-api/Overview.html 
>>
>>
>> I haven't read the whole draft yet so maybe it's in there, but can 
>> you, or anyone else, explain why there is both a selectElement and a 
>> selectAllElements method?
>
> This explains why I retained both methods.
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapi/2007Jun/0079.html
>
> It's more efficient to use the singular method when only one element 
> is required, than it is to create a node list and only use the first 
> item.

Thanks for explaining. I guess the reason for not differentiating with 
the use of an optional extra argument is the fact that there already is 
an optional argument. Is that correct?

cheers,
Sander
Received on Saturday, 7 July 2007 17:53:44 UTC

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