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[whatwg] Request for new DOM property textarea.selectionText

From: David Young <dyoung@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:11:10 -0500
Message-ID: <20120430141109.GY20070@pixotech.com>
On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 11:30:20PM -0400, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 4/29/12 11:24 PM, David Young wrote:
> >It seems that the text contents of a<textarea>, at least, could be
> >properly in the DOM?
> 
> Not really: when you type in a textarea, that doesn't change its
> actual DOM kids.  Both per spec, and in UAs, and web content depends
> on this.

I guess that <textarea> has worked this way for a very long time,
so changing it may not be possible.  I'm curious to see examples of
which/how web content depends on it?

Dave

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