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[whatwg] Proposal: Add HTMLElement.innerText

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 22:57:15 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinDAKCYmUm0zcT_6x1=QAj+ugHaZGK6XMj9dqOw@mail.gmail.com>
On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Robert O'Callahan
<robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:
>> That's difficult to say given that it's supported in most browsers.
>> We'd need to look for folks complaining to Mozilla. ?There's a tree of
>> duplicate bug reports that lead to
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=264412>, but none since
>> 2006. ?In 2006, you said you'd probably add it to HTML5:
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=343357#c2. ?:)
>>
>> I doubt that IE or WebKit will remove support at this point, which
>> leaves this as an inviting interoperability trap for developers who
>> don't test in every browser.
>
> If it's not needed for compatibility, why wouldn't Webkit consider removing
> it?

Oh, you're certainly welcome to send in a patch and see what the
project thinks, but my guess is the risk of removing the feature would
outweigh the cost of keeping it (which is essentially zero).

Adam
Received on Saturday, 14 August 2010 22:57:15 UTC

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