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RE: getElementsByTagName() in Mozilla HTML implementation

From: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 15:20:12 +0200
Message-ID: <E657D8576967CF448D6AF22CB42DD26908BE2D@ermhs.Athens.BrokerSystems.gr>
To: "Rowland Shaw" <Rowland.Shaw@crystaldecisions.com>
Cc: "Thomas Much" <thomas@snailshell.de>, "Curt Arnold" <curta_ontheroad@yahoo.com>, <www-dom@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rowland Shaw [mailto:Rowland.Shaw@crystaldecisions.com] 

> According to 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html#adef-id the 
> id
> attribute *is* case-sensitive in HTML 4.01, and in that 
> respect, I'd say
> that the Gecko implementation is correct.

Absolutely. However, the problem is mostly focused on DOM *HTML*
getElementsByTagName(). Spec inconsistencies have spanned interpretation
differences between Mozilla and IE implementations.

I have to agree with Thomas Much that (as far as DOM Level 1 HTML), the
best solution is to be case INsensitive to tag names and keep backwards
compatibility with existing code and markup.

Kindest regards,

Received on Thursday, 7 February 2002 08:17:15 UTC

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