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Browser implementors? Re: [dom3core] getAttribute

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 13:38:48 -0800
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Cc: DOM mailing list <www-dom@w3.org>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>


On Dec 2, 2005, at 8:36 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> I also note that we have not yet heard from Internet Explorer,  
> Firefox,
> Safari, Konquerer and iCab developers whether they would be willing to
> change their code to match the specification, or whether we could keep
> this quirk in the specification for the obsolete getAttribute  
> method but
> use the empty string as return value for getAttributeNS which is much
> less widespread.

I'm a Safari developer. We wouldn't make a change to this behavior  
unilaterally. I'm also not sure that all browsers changing at once  
would be sufficient, since many users would still be on older  
versions. I can't speak for Konqueror, but they, like Safari,  
originally had the spec compliant behavior and changed to the de  
facto standard behavior.

Would any other browser developers care to comment?

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 2 December 2005 21:39:02 GMT

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