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Re: getElementById method on SVGSVGElement

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 22:40:32 +0100
Message-ID: <42029A50.9080201@expway.fr>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> At this point, from my point of view as an implementor, it just seems 
> like an extra burden to implement this, with little basis for it 
> existing.  I can't even forward the call to Document.getElementById, 
> since the two methods have different semantics....  The net effect is 
> likely to be that Document.getElementById will be significantly faster 
> in Mozilla than Element.getElementById (since for the former it makes a 
> lot more sense to keep a global id-to-node hashtable).
> 
> Would it make sense to deprecate this method in future SVG versions?

If no one jumps forth with an objection, it would seem like a good idea 
indeed.

>> It's the former AFAIK, and indeed should be clarified with an erratum.
> 
> If I may ask, are the various errata for SVG 1.1 that I have seen 
> brought up on this list being tracked somewhere?  Is there a timeframe 
> for publishing these errata?

They are being tracked, and someone on the WG has an action item to come 
up with a document to that effect. As to the timeframe, I really wish I 
could answer on behalf of the WG but I don't currently know it. Jonathan 
Watt has promised to eat his hat if the WG ever produced an errata 
document so I'm hoping that will serve as an extra incentive for the WG 
to do it fast.
-- 
Robin Berjon
   Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:40:39 UTC

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