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Re: 1.2 uDOM

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 12:49:29 -0500
Message-ID: <41B73EA9.6060001@expway.fr>
To: James Bentley <James.Bentley@guideworkstv.com>
Cc: "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>

James Bentley wrote:
> For DOM::Document, shouldn't getElementById throw a DOMException (with code

No, not finding an ID is nothing exceptional, it just returns null.

> Also, since Document has the method getElementById, shouldn't DOM::Element
> have the DOMString id attribute - not SVGElement?

The notion of a single ID attribute for all of XML didn't exist when the 
DOM came to be, and therefore we can currently only guarantee to know 
about SVG ones.

Robin Berjon
Received on Wednesday, 8 December 2004 17:50:00 UTC

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