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Re: xhtml and javascript

From: Brian Bober <netdemonz@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 09:03:07 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20030629160307.42896.qmail@web11704.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

Hopefully, they meant its finished in terms of user interface and features, but
not in terms of standards-compliance. Perhaps when tasman is finished, IE 6
Win32 will be switched over to it, but besides that the browser won't change.

--- Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> --- Tom Gilder <tom@tom.me.uk> wrote:
> > 
> > On Saturday, June 28, 2003, 10:18:11 PM, Ian Hickson
> > wrote:
> > > On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, Tom Gilder wrote:
> > > > You could of course use the DOM to generate the
> > checkbox, but you'd
> > > > have to wait for onload to fire, which is a bad
> > thing
> > > 
> > > You shouldn't need to:
> > >
> > >    <div id="hook"></div>
> > >    <script type="application/x-javascript">
> > >      var element =
> > document.createElement('INPUT');
> > >     
> >
> document.getElementById('hook').appendChild(element);
> > >    </script>
> > 
> > That should work, yes, but sadly IE/win is extremely
> > buggy (and I
> > think I had problems with another browser at some
> > point too, but my
> > mind has gone blank) with modifying the DOM before
> > it's all loaded.
> > Often it comes up with "unknown runtime error" or
> > just stops loading
> > the document full stop.
> > 
> > It's *much* safer in my experience to use
> > document.write (when using
> > HTML, anyway). Using DOM to generate a lot of
> > content can also get
> > extraordinarily messy after a while.
> > 
> 
> Bugginess of one browser isn't exactly a good reason
> not to improve ! Remember NN4 was a disaster with CSS
> but CSS 2 was designed anyway :-) The fact IE is used
> by so many people isn't relevant
> 
> The fact IE doesn't support everything of CSS 2, DOM
> (especially DOM 2), any xhtml, ... is more than enough
> reason to say the browser is far from completed but...
> the MS people think differently.
> Let's hope the statement IE is "finished" was a joke ...
> 
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