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[Bug 16409] New: DOM4: Consider LeafNode interface which Node inherits from

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:54:01 +0000
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-16409-4009@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16409

           Summary: DOM4: Consider LeafNode interface which Node inherits
                    from
           Product: WebAppsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: DOM
        AssignedTo: annevk@opera.com
        ReportedBy: ajvincent@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-webapps-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, www-dom@w3.org


Andreas Gal's domjs project ( https://github.com/andreasgal/dom.js ) has an
interesting idea:  a separate class for "leaf nodes", which cannot have
children.

I wonder if this might be worth adding to the DOM4 spec, by splitting the Node
interface into two parts:  
(1) A LeafNode interface which implements all the current Node's interface
properties except firstChild, childNodes, lastChild, insertBefore, appendChild,
replaceChild, and removeChild.
(2) A Node interface which inherits from LeafNode and adds those extracted
properties.

interface LeafNode : EventTarget;
interface Node : LeafNode;

It might make text nodes, comments, etc. - nodes that can't have children -
somewhat simpler.

I'm only asking for consideration of the idea.

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