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RE: outerHTML/insertAdjecentHTML in XML mode

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 06:52:35 +0000 (UTC)
To: Travis Leithead <Travis.Leithead@microsoft.com>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901290622050.952@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Travis Leithead wrote:
> Wow. I thought that insertAdjecentHTML was ready for deprecation.

Well if we're keeping innerHTML and outerHTML, insertAdjacentHTML() seems 
reasonable to keep too...

> >> There's also the argument that if outerHTML/insertAdjecentHTML is 
> >> popular enough that we're adding them to HTML [...]
> Is this purely conjecture, or is there any data to back this up?

I originally added insertAdjacentHTML to the spec based on feedback from 
vendors saying that it was needed for legacy content.

Would Microsoft be willing to remove insertAdjacentHTML from IE's 
compatibility mode? That's pretty much the bar. :-)

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