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Re: [whatwg] [canvas] Path object

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 21:19:22 -0500
Message-ID: <CABirCh8aUpxeznFC9BHJAy4WayYBWgqbqNOZzBKsNOPffHiHrw@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> Gecko *always* required getElementById in standards mode, until FF15.
> That's why most pages worked (and still do) without element IDs in the
> global scope. But no-one else was willing to follow suit, so we dropped it.

That's unfortunate.  It's one of the most pathologically broken behaviors
on the platform; now there will be nothing discouraging people from using
it.  I think this was a net win despite the cost to interoperability.

Glenn Maynard
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2012 02:19:51 UTC

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