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Re: Null HTMLDocument domain?

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 15:29:33 -0400
To: Harri Porten <porten@kde.org>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
Message-Id: <1116271773.14629.11.camel@localhost>
On Sun, 2005-05-15 at 03:14 +0200, Harri Porten wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm currently investigating some null vs. empty string issue in
> Konqueror's DOM implementation and its ECMAScript bindings. From reading
> the spec I can't really see a clear line and have to rely on an
> trial&error approach by comparing the results to other implementations.
> I'd like to pick one example and kindly ask for some feedback on how to
> treat this issue: The "domain" property of HTMLDocument is specified as
>  "The domain name of the server that served the document, or null if the
>   server cannot be identified by a domain name."
> When would this ever null? If the document is located under a file:// URL
> for example?

This would be my reading of the specification.

>  None of the ECMAScript bindings I tested ever returns null,
> though. Even the DOM TS tests for "" instead of the null ECMAScript value
> in HTMLDocument03.html.

I guess this should be marked as a possible erratum, and we need to
check implementations for consistency.


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