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Re: [dom3core] getAttribute

From: Kasimier Buchcik <K.Buchcik@4commerce.de>
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 15:41:57 +0100
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: ML-www-dom <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1133448117.1272.132.camel@librax>

On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 11:38 +0100, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 11:33:32 +0100, Kasimier Buchcik  
> <K.Buchcik@4commerce.de> wrote:
> > IMHO the effort to make things work should be directed to those
> > who wrote those broken sites.
> 
> We have spend (wasted) quite some time on that. Problem here is that  
> Internet Explorer does different (returns NULL) and so does Mozilla. And  
> Safari. I wonder if developers really care about standards, probably a lot  
> more about interoperability.

Additionally you may want to consider what code you may break which
does follow the current DOM API:
If we have (e.getAttribute('foo') != "") then this will evaluate to
true if:
 - there is an attribute node 
 - its value is other than ""
The change in behaviour you request, would evaluate this to true if:
 - there is no such attribute node
 - there is such attribute node and its value is other than ""

Regards,

Kasimier
Received on Thursday, 1 December 2005 14:42:57 GMT

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