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[Bug 14765] New: ownerDocument of document cannot be a document (for web compat)

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Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:45:00 +0000
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           Summary: ownerDocument of document cannot be a document (for
                    web compat)
           Product: WebAppsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DOM Core
        AssignedTo: annevk@opera.com
        ReportedBy: travil@microsoft.com
         QAContact: member-webapi-cvs@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, www-dom@w3.org

DOM4 currently states that:
The ownerDocument attribute must return the node document.
The node document of a document is that document itself.
All nodes have a document at all times.
It turns out that this behavior is totally different than all existing
browsers, and in fact sends jQuery into an infinite loop (in the "do/while"
loop inside its "trigger" function, when its event propagation advances to the
ownerDocument of a Document).

IE and Chrome both return "null" for the ownerDocument of a Document, which is
clearly what jQuery expects.  

Seems like this was a nice attempt to get some consistency, but it's just not
going to work in practice :(

Please change this to be nullable and return null when the node type is a

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