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Re: Browser implementors? Re: [dom3core] getAttribute

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 22:47:55 +0100
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: "DOM mailing list" <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s06et5g864w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 22:38:48 +0100, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  
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?

I'm not an Opera developer, but I'm wondering why getAttribute is  
obsolete. I'd also rather have them consistently implemented.


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Anne van Kesteren
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