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Re: Document.parseHTML(txt) - Why not?

From: Andrew Clover <and-w3@doxdesk.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 21:06:31 +0100
Message-ID: <404CD247.50900@doxdesk.com>
To: www-dom@w3c.org
Cc: marcus3v@hotmail.com

Marcus wrote:

> Such hypothetical method, the return of which would be a DocumentFrament
> object, would look like this ( assume a ECMA262 enviroment ):

> docFrag=doc.parseHTML(str)

DOM Level 3 Load can already do this. See:


- albeit with a somewhat more verbose syntax. If you prefer the above 
style you can wrap it in such a function:

   function parseHTML(document, stringData) {
     var fragment= document.createDocumentFragment();

     if (document.implementation.hasFeature('LS', null)) {
       var parser= document.implementation.createLSParser(1, null);
       var input= document.implementation.createLSInput();
       input.stringData= stringData;
       parser.parseWithContext(input, fragment, 1);

     else if (fragment.innerHTML=='')
       fragment.innerHTML= stringData;

     return fragment;

- including support for the 'innerHTML' way of doing it as DOM 3 LS is 
too new to expect much browser support yet.

[aside: it would be nice to think browser manufacturers would manage to 
implement LS without introducing another load of security bugs...]

> ( obs.: the reverse method, docFragTxt=doc.parseStr(docFrag) would,
> likewise, exist ).

See also LSSerializer.writeToString.

Andrew Clover
Received on Monday, 8 March 2004 15:06:03 UTC

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