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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>  
>> 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I'm not an Opera developer, but I'm wondering why getAttribute is  
obsolete.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.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 2 December 2005 21:48:34 UTC

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