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Re: [webcomponents] Template element parser changes => Proposal for adding DocumentFragment.innerHTML

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:32:51 -0700
Message-ID: <CABNRm60xoKtP1V7JE28jsydLp9CWf2xNzzam80nCHxoQqcNDPg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>
Cc: Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>
Have you looked at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011OctDec/0663.html ?

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>wrote:

> The main points of contention in the discussion about the template element
> are
> 1) By what mechanism are its content elements 'inert'
> 2) Do template contents reside in the document, or outside of it
> What doesn't appear to be controversial is the parser changes which
> would allow the template element to have arbitrary top-level content
> elements.
> I'd like to propose that we add DocumentFragment.innerHTML which
> parses markup into elements without a context element. This has come
> up in the past, and is in itself a useful feature. The problem it
> solves is allowing templating systems to create DOM from markup
> without having to "sniff" the content and only innerHTML on an
> appropriate parent element (Yehuda can speak more to this).
> The parser changes required for this are a subset of the changes that
> Dimitri uncovered here:
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/templates/index.html
> And I've uploaded a webkit patch which implements them here:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=84646
> I'm hoping this is a sensible way to make progress. Thoughts?
Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:33:40 UTC

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