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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 22:18:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1205102218330.25792@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 10 May 2012, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 May 2012, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> >> Still, requiring an explicit context declaration *at all* defeats 
> >> most of the purpose of the API.  Again, if we don't auto-detect SVG 
> >> (so that "<rect>" just parses as HTMLUnknownElement by default), we 
> >> haven't gained much, since authors will *still* have to wrap their 
> >> code in a regex-based detector if they expect to ever use SVG.  (An 
> >> optional context declaration that lets you determine which way the 
> >> tagname conflicts go is fine, of course.)
> >
> > Can you elaborate on the use case for parsing markup into a document 
> > fragment when you don't know where you'll be putting the document 
> > fragment or what kind of content is in it?
> That's pretty much exactly the description of the jQuery $("[markup goes 
> here]") functionality, which has been cited multiple times as the 
> justification for this functionality.  A previous thread about this 
> functionality was started by Yehuda Katz from jQuery about that exact 
> function, asking for this functionality.

Yes, I understand that. But what's the use case?

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