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Re: Proposal for limited :matches pseudoclass

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 18:18:41 +0000
Message-ID: <497B5B81.5030307@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: CSS 3 W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>

Zack Weinberg wrote:

> Ok, so I am the last person to claim encyclopedic knowledge of the DOM,
> but I didn't know there was any such thing as document.open or
> document.close, and my naive expectation was that a bare document.write
> had no lingering side effects.

It's rather the opposite.  In the W3C DOM, there is no such thing as 
document.write to the current document, there is only an 
open-write-close sequence for creating complete new documents.  In the 
W3C DOM, modifications to the current document should be done by 
manipulating the DOM.

As far as I can remember, even the Netscape 4 DOM had document.open, 
although it allows current document writes.

David Woolley
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