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[whatwg] Proposal: Add HTMLElement.innerText

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 18:16:59 +1200
Message-ID: <AANLkTimA-a_q5EafNLXBw-42CXFDx1-dOMmSDVNFbNHV@mail.gmail.com>
On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 5:57 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:

> 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).
>

Wouldn't you consider the interoperability benefits to the Web platform?

Rob
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