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Re: How can I create a HTMLDocument from the DOMImplementation

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:28:15 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0908191228mce1d6a7rf8efbb94364cf707@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Bo Yang <struggleyb.nku@gmail.com>, www-dom@w3.org
On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Ian Hickson<ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Aug 2009, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 11:33 PM, Ian Hickson<ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> > On Tue, 18 Aug 2009, Bo Yang wrote:
>> >>
>> >> The Core module define the DOMImplementation interface which is used to
>> >> bootstrap the DOM, to create Document and DocumentType. But I can't find
>> >> a way to create a specific type of Document from that interface. I mean,
>> >> how can I create HTMLDocument from some DOMImplementation? Thanks!
>> >
>> > With HTML5, all Document objects implement all the subinterfaces
>> > (HTMLDocument, SVGDocument, etc) all the time, so going forward it'll be a
>> > moot point (unless that requirement is changed).
>>
>> But how do you create a text/html document (where HTML elements
>> .nodeName is uppercase), vs. a application/xhtml+xml document (where
>> HTML elements .nodeName is lowercase)?
>
> On Wed, 19 Aug 2009, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>
>> By using document.open() iirc.
>
> Yeah, that's one way. Immediately call .open() on the Document after
> creating it.

Wow, that's a really unintuitive design. Why was this design chosen?

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 19:29:17 GMT

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