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Re: DOM Level 2 needs getElementById method

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 09:16:35 -0400
To: "Takuki Kamiya" <kamiya@rp.open.cs.fujitsu.co.jp>
cc: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256803.0048EE68.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>
>I'd like to point out that while getElementById() provides "a way of searching
>node given an known id", "a way of discovering id" of an element is also
>equally in need. (the name of which is, e.g. getIdAttributeName() )

We expect to address that in Level 3 when we add DTD support. Remember that
there may be more than one attribute declared as having type ID. In DTDs, they
all share a single ID space; I'm not sure if that's going to be true for XML

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Thursday, 7 October 1999 09:16:55 UTC

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