Re: INVALID_STATE_ERR or INVALID_ACCESS_ERR when attempting to write into XML documents

On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, Adrian Bateman wrote:
> While reviewing the spec, we found the following apparent inconsistency 
> and we'd like to understand the reasons for this:
> In section 3.5.1/3.5.2 [1], Opening the input stream and Closing the 
> input stream, the spec says to throw INVALID_STATE_ERR if the Document 
> is an XML document.
> In section 3.5.3/3.5.4, document.write and document.writeln, the spec 
> says to throw INVALID_ACCESS_ERR if invoked on XML documents.
> Is there a reason why these are different exceptions?

Not really. Would changing the document.write and document.writeln 
exception to INVALID_STATE_ERR work for you?

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