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Re: Tree construction: Coalescing text nodes

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:00:52 +0200
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org, pjt47@cam.ac.uk
Message-Id: <76175662-D498-46E7-8DF8-D884333A2BA0@iki.fi>
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
On Nov 18, 2009, at 18:41, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:

>> Is it really bad for the parser to extend script-created text nodes?
> 
> No. I think, as I said above, that always coalescing is a good idea to avoid weird bugs. I also think that even coalescing in such cases shouldn't be gratuitously expensive overall.

OK. I'll make the HTML5 parser in Gecko extend text nodes (even script-created) and see what happens.

...Unless someone already knows that legacy dictates otherwise. (Please speak up if you know legacy scripts to expect their text nodes not to get extended.)

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Thursday, 19 November 2009 09:01:30 UTC

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