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Erratum DOM 3 Core: Node interface, prefix attribute

From: Dieter Köhler <dieter.koehler@philo.de>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:40:40 +0200
Message-ID: <4F71C358.40405@philo.de>
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
The DOM 3 specification states that an NAMESPACE_ERR must be triggered 
on setting the prefix attribute of the Node interface under the condition:

  "... if the namespaceURI of this node is null ..."

I would suggest changing the condition into:

  "... if the namespaceURI of this node is null and the new value for 
prefix is neither an empty DOMString or null ..."

Reason: When no attempt is made to actually assign a value to the prefix 
an exception is superfluous, because nothing is changed.

Dieter Köhler

PD Dr. Dieter Köhler
Am Büchsenackerhang 40
69118 Heidelberg
Received on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 13:41:11 UTC

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