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Re: [DOMCore] createElement() and HTML-specific element interfaces

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:17:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Flanagan <dflanagan@mozilla.com>
cc: Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>, www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1201240117100.16982@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 10 Aug 2011, David Flanagan wrote:
> On 8/10/11 1:57 AM, Ms2ger wrote:
> > On 08/10/2011 12:33 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > > On Tue, 9 Aug 2011, David Flanagan wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Still, I think it would be helpful if the DOM spec changed the html flag
> > > > into two distinct internal properties: caseSensitive and
> > > > allowsProcessingInstructions.  Documents created with createDocument()
> > > > are case sensitive and allow PIs.  Documents created with
> > > > createHTMLDocument() are not.
> > > 
> > > There are far more differences. For example,<noscript>  is allowed in HTML
> > > Documents but not XML Documents.
> > 
> Sorry: those were the only two uses of the HTML flag in the DOM spec... I
> should have thought to check for uses in HTML as well.
> 
> > Indeed. Also, having two flags would suggest that one could be set while the
> > other isn't, and that would, I think, lead to more confusion.
> > 
> I thought you might be willing to put up with two linked flags if the benefit
> was that the DOM spec didn't have to say anything about which documents are
> HTML and which are not, since the HTML spec blurs the distinction anyway.
> 
> As I said earlier, if HTML changes to use "partial interface Document" instead
> of "Document implements HTMLDocument" that will solve the problem because then
> all documents implement Document and some of them are also flagged as HTML
> documents.  Unlike now when all documents implement HTML document, but only
> some of them are actually HTML documents.

This has now been done, FWIW.

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