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Re: DOM Level 2 HTML in Last Call

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: 11 Feb 2002 14:27:46 -0500
To: Thomas Much <thomas@snailshell.de>
Cc: WWW DOM <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1013455667.25719.109.camel@jfouffa>
On Sun, 2001-12-16 at 15:31, Thomas Much wrote:
> am 07.12.2001 18:34 Uhr schrieb Philippe Le Hegaret unter plh@w3.org:
> 
> > The Last Call review period ends on 7 January 2001. Please send review
> > comments before the review period ends to www-dom@w3.org
> 
> In HTMLTableElement there are tFoot, tHead and caption.
> 
> Why are they *not* readonly?
> 
> You can set these elements with the create* methods. Assigning an element
> from a different table to one of the three properties would either mean
> changing the document's structure (one element cannot be child of two table
> nodes, can it?) or copying the contents of one (e.g.) HTMLTableCaption
> element into a new one (but the spec doesn't say so).
> 
> Should they be readonly (IMHO yes) or is there a certain intent why they are
> not?

You can always remove the elements in the table by using the removeNode
methods. It doesn't seem necessary to make them readonly without a
rational and these attributes are already readwrite in implementations. 

The decision was not to accept the requested changes.

Please, let us know if you are (or are not) satisfy with this decision,

Philippe,
for the DOM WG.
Received on Monday, 11 February 2002 14:27:49 GMT

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