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[Bug 15447] New: support for document.write should not be required

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Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 01:05:39 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-15447-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: support for document.write should not be required
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: self@tinctorius.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

As I read it now, support for `document.write` and `document.writeln` is
required for HTML5-compliant parsers. Assuming these methods are used less and
less in real world applications, and seeing the sheer number of problems they
have, I request that the specification is changed to define these functions,
but also explicitly allow for an option for compliant applications to not
support these methods.

I suggest that this alternate option is equivalent to "`Document` objects don't
have the methods `write` and `writeln`".

Requiring support for `document.write` and `document.writeln` significantly
complicates the architectural requirements for HTML5-compliant parsers, and I
don't see why such unstable legacy features should be required for compliance.

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