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Re: getElementsByTagNameNS

From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 10:03:15 -0400
To: "Julian F. Reschke" <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
Cc: <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF191DAE1C.5AB42F0A-ON85256AB1.004C9028@pok.ibm.com>

>Is getElementsByTagNameNS supposed to be able to find elements that are in
>no namespace?

Yes, null should work to specify these.

>what's the behaviour of the DOM level 1 method getElementsByTagName?

Completely insensitive to namespaces. Yes, that makes it useless for
namespace-aware processing; its main use these days is to support backward
compatability for pre-namespace (eg DOM Level 1) applications.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2001 10:04:08 UTC

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