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Re: Make Microsoft follow the spec.

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 02:46:49 +0100
To: <bertilow@chello.se>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ijlo9tk13s4gtigi46vq8p8jmrv5rtma9v@4ax.com>
* Bertilo Wennergren wrote:
>>> > >"document.all" works perfectly in Mozilla - i.e. it does _not_ work,
>>> > >and that is the correct behaviour for at standards compliant browser.
>
>>> > Why do you think so?
>
>>> Because "document.all" is not part of the standard DOM. It's a proprietary
>>> MSIE thing.
>
>> Claiming that support of non-standard (i.e., proprietary) object 
>> model makes an implementation "non-standards-compliant" is incorrect.
>> It is proprietary OM, but nothing the DOM claims exclusion of any other
>> OM.

>Bjoern however said that "document.all" does not work correctly in
>Mozilla.

Nope...

>I should however not have written "_the_ correct behaviour" since
>that implies that there is only one correct behaviour for non-standard
>objects.

That's why I've asked. Supporting document.all doesn't make a browser
less standards-compliant. Applications using this extension are less
standards-compliant.
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