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Re: getElementById method on SVGSVGElement

From: Thomas DeWeese <Thomas.DeWeese@Kodak.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 06:32:08 -0500
Message-ID: <4204AEB8.9000700@Kodak.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Robin Berjon wrote:

> Thomas DeWeese wrote:
> 
>>     This is a feature that has been in a specification and
>> implemented by viewers for over 4 years.  I think deprecation
>> needs to be reserved for features that introduce real
>> technical issues, not things that someone finds to be a
>> minor nuisance to implement.
> 
> If it were just this method I would agree (or I wouldn't mind) but the 
> whole SVG DOM could imho do with some heavy-duty surgery.

    Then do it in a version of the spec that doesn't try to be
"upward compatible".  BTW when I looked at the implementation in
Batik I noticed a feature of this method, it allows for
searching of disconnected subtrees (which could have duplicate
id's, since they aren't in the document).
Received on Saturday, 5 February 2005 11:32:10 UTC

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