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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:58:18 +0100
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vmmxjgt464w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:37:51 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> 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?

So that you do not need namespace knowledge.


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Anne van Kesteren
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