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Re: DOM Level 2 HTML in Last Call

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: 15 Feb 2002 14:47:07 -0500
To: Thomas Much <thomas@snailshell.de>
Cc: WWW DOM <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1013802427.7674.80.camel@jfouffa>
Apologies for missing your two questions in the mailing list. I added
them under #21 and #22:
http://www.w3.org/2001/12/DOM-Level-2-issues

Thank you for the reminder,

Philippe

On Thu, 2002-02-14 at 18:16, Thomas Much wrote:
> am 11.02.2002 20:27 Uhr schrieb Philippe Le Hegaret unter plh@w3.org:
> 
> >> In HTMLTableElement there are tFoot, tHead and caption.
> >> Why are they *not* readonly?
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> That's OK for this question, but IMHO there are still two questions
> unresolved:
> 
> 
> [again setting tFoot, tHead and caption]
> > DOM2-HTML should specify what happens if one tries to assign a wrong
> > element type ("raises DOMException on setting, if a wrong element is
> > assigned").
> (Message-ID: <B847DCA1.9AEF%thomas@snailshell.de>)
> 
> Mozilla 0.9.8 throws a conversion error in this case.
> 
> 
> > HTMLSelectElement.add raises a DOMException(NOT_FOUND_ERR) if the "before"
> > argument is not a descendant of the SELECT element. OK.
> > 
> > But what happens if I try to add an element (passed in the "element"
> > argument), that is not an OPTION element? Currently, add is directly delegated
> > to Node.appendChild or Node.insertBefore - that is, I can add HEAD, IMG, FORM
> > elements to the options array... That makes no sense.
> > 
> > If the standard specifies a special operation for adding OPTIONs, it should
> > deal with errors specially and raise an exception if an element other than
> > OPTION is passed.
> (Message-ID: <B847DF6C.9AEF%thomas@snailshell.de>)
> 
> MSIE 5.1.3 (Mac) throws a "type mismatch" error in this case.
> 
> bye, Thomas
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Philippe Le Hegaret - http://www.w3.org/People/LeHegaret/
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), DOM Activity Lead
Received on Friday, 15 February 2002 14:47:09 GMT

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