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Re: SVG 1.1 Does no text exist in the DOM? or why no eggs?

From: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 10:42:42 +1000
Message-Id: <6BVO9L.A7PX9PLGF7X9@abbra.com>
To: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Cc: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Hmm, I think Jeff nailed it.

Didn't spot the '2e', that would definitely not work.

Alex

--Original Message--:
>Hi Jonathan,
>
>Apart from '2e' not being a valid variable name (variables cannot begin with numbers), it looks like the textContent property is the way you want to do this:
>
>http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Core/core.html#Node3-textContent
>
>   <text id='foo'/>
>
>   var foo = document.getElementById('foo');
>   foo.textContent = 'foooooo';
>
>As per the DOM spec, this creates a single text node and appends it.
>
>To do it using 'nodeValue', you'd have to first create a text node:
>
>  var someTextNode = document.createTextNode();
>
>then set its nodeValue to the text
>  
>  someTextNode.nodeValue = 'foooooo';
>
>then append the text node:
>
>  foo.appendChild(aTextNode);
>
>Obviously textContent is a nicer way to do this.
>
>Regards,
>Jeff
>
>
>On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 2:44 PM, Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>Does no text exist in the DOM? or why no eggs?
>
><text></text> should to my way of  thinking provide a handle for script to enter  text into the DOM, but it doesn't in ff opera or safari,
>so why not?
>ie is there a specification that defines this behaviour?
>hard to file a bug, as I cant fathom this out.
>
>regards
>
>Jonathan Chetwynd
>
>in this testcase onmouseover, "ham'n" gets displayed, but no 'eggs'
>
>this  may likely be correct, but what is the benefit, or purpose?
>and what the workaround?
>
>please note that once instantiated, on can remove all the content, and add new content, but not apparently start with no content.
>not a very nice workaround.....
>
><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
><rect x="80" y="75" id="chat" width="45" height="36" fill="#cca" onmouseover="addText()" />
><text id="chatText" x="83" y="90" > </text>
><text id="chat2Text" x="83" y="105" ></text>
>
><script type="text/ecmascript"> <![CDATA[
>function addText(){
>       e = document.getElementById("chatText");
>       e.firstChild.nodeValue='';
>       e.firstChild.nodeValue="ham'n";
>       2e = document.getElementById("chat2Text");
>       2e.firstChild.nodeValue='eggs';
>}
>]]></script>
></svg>
>
>
>
>
>
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