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Re: document.load: History and a proposal

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:08:17 -0300
To: "Adam Barth" <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u98071n21ejg13@sandra-svwliu01>
On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:09:25 -0300, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Michael A. Puls II
> <shadow2531@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 21:47:35 -0300, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> 2) Specify the Firefox behavior in HTML5 and implement it in WebKit.
>> In the async case:
>> What do you want to happen with load("file not found")? Do you want  
>> load()
>> to throw an exception like Firefox, or do you want it to not throw an
>> exception, still fire the 'load' event and just have
>> event.target.documentElement be null like Opera?
>> What do you want to happen when load("file is found") is an xml file  
>> with a
>> parse error? In the 'load' callback, do you want just
>> event.target.documentElement to be null, or do you want documentElement  
>> to
>> be a 'parsererror' element in the
>> "http://www.mozilla.org/newlayout/xml/parsererror.xml" namespace like
>> Firefox does (basically a yellow screen of death document). How do other
>> vendors feel about using that ns string?
>> If load() does throw an exception, could it perhaps be standardized on  
>> the
>> name of the exception? Firefox uses something like NS_ERROR_DOM_BAD_URI  
>> or
>> something.
>> It seems you can call load() multiple times on the same object and it'll
>> work just fine too. Not sure if that's needed, but mentioning it.
>> Also, with the sync version at least, does load() return true|false like
>> Firefox, or is it a void function like in Opera and returns undefined?
>> How do you trigger the sync version? Is it doc.async = false? Or, is it  
>> the
>> lack of an onload property or registered 'load' listener that triggers  
>> the
>> sync version?
>> Please clarify 'Firefox behavior' in regards to the above. Do you want  
>> to
>> copy Firefox exactly 100%?
> All good question, which we can figure out once we decide on an
> approach.  The synchronous behavior is triggered by setting
> document.async to false.

Just to add:

Should 'load' still fire if doc.async = false? It does in Firefox, but not  

Also, in Opera, if doc.async = true, load() returns null. If doc.async =  
false, load() returns an instanceof Element (not XMLElement). Firefox  
returns true.

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