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Re: Browser inconsistencies in implementing name getters on forms and form element collections

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:02:27 -0400
Message-ID: <4DA86C13.20407@mit.edu>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 4/15/11 11:26 AM, Simon Pieters wrote:
> Is this just for <img>?

I only bothered to test <img>, but Gecko's implementation here looks for 
anything that name lookups on Document look for (named 
images/objects/applets/whatever, anything with an id, etc).

> If Gecko changes and finds no compat problems then I'm sure Opera would
> change to match the spec too. If however you do find compat problems
> then that would be a good reason to change the spec.

See, we don't plan to change this twice, at least not in a release; that 
just screws authors over.  So either we'd like to change the spec or 
change this once and then stick to this decision.  Which is where we 
need buy-in from Opera and WebKit: if we all change this at once, that 
gives us that much more leverage in getting websites updated.

I suppose we could change this on our nightly channel and avoid shipping 
it for a while...

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