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Re: Improving the DOM

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:52:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4EB9B2C6.70607@helsinki.fi>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: www-dom@w3.org
On 11/09/2011 12:50 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 11/8/11 5:41 PM, Olli Pettay wrote:
>> On 11/08/2011 11:30 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> Here is a revised proposal based on Ojan's earlier proposal to this
>>> list. These new methods are subject to compatibility testing.
>>>
>>> We introduce a DocumentContent union type (DOMString maps to a Text
>>> node):
>>
>> DOMString as Text node feels quite awkward. All the JS strings in a web
>> page would have .previous/nextSibling properties?
>
> I believe the proposal is that passing a string to a WebIDL method
> taking a DocumentContent would make a textnode with that string and then
> work with it. Just like passing the number 5.0 to a method that takes a
> string makes the string "5" and then works with it.
>
> -Boris
>

Ah, indeed, that makes sense :)
Received on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 22:53:41 GMT

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