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Re: [whatwg] classList should perhaps move from HTMLElement to Element

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:37:51 -0500
Message-ID: <4CEBFBEF.3090207@mit.edu>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On 11/23/10 12:20 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> My plan is to define Element.id, Element.className, Element.classList,
> and getElementsByClassName in DOM Core. And tie getElementById to
> Element.id somehow, tie Element.id to an attribute named "id", and
> Element.className to an attribute named "class".

Why do we want to tie .className to a particular attribute name?  I 
agree it may not be that convenient for authors if a particular language 
wants to use some other attr name for classes, but presumably they'd 
have really good reasons for doing that if they do it at all?

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 17:38:29 GMT

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