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[whatwg] Reconcile document.URL and document.documentURI?

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 17:24:45 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTimPbbYxBJjkDpbQoyOOPVXgDwZyEA@mail.gmail.com>
I'm happy to change WebKit to match Gecko in this regard.

Adam


On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 2:07 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
> Is there a way we can make these consistent somehow? Maybe move
> document.documentURI to Web Applications 1.0? With createHTMLDocument() I
> get these results:
>
> ? ? ? ?document.URL ? ? ? ? document.documentURI
> Gecko ? "about:blank" ? ? ? ?"about:blank"
> Chrome ?"" ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? null
> Opera ? script document URL ?null
> Safari ?"" ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? null
>
> Only Opera seems to conform here for document.URL which I think means the
> specification should change. I kind of prefer what Gecko is doing here. Not
> having the strange null-ability of attributes that take URLs and simply
> (with apologies to hsivonen) use about:blank.
>
> I also found that both Opera and Gecko throw for setting
> document.documentURI. Maybe we should take that opportunity and make it
> readonly (or nuke it entirely, if that is feasible).
>
> For DOM Core this is http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13045
>
>
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
>
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