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Re: [dom] Should the return values of getElementsByClassName/TagName/TagNameNS be HTMLCollection

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:48:21 +0100
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "Ryosuke Niwa" <rniwa@webkit.org>, "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>, www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v9vyevze64w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
On Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:12:06 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 2/18/12 3:28 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Named getters are nice for authors, and besides, it was already pointed
>> out it's not avoidable here:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2012JanMar/0008.html
> That's true, but Jonas raises a good point: we should certainly not add  
> a named getter to .childNodes, say.

Well childNodes as you pointed out is a collection of nodes, not a  
collection of elements. I'm not sure it makes sense to expose element  
collections in wildly different ways, unless we want to discourage  
particular accessors.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:48:55 UTC

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