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[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators

From: Matthew Thomas <mpt@myrealbox.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:57:06 +1300
Message-ID: <3FAEC9F2-3C75-11D9-9F60-000A95AD3972@myrealbox.com>
On 22 Nov, 2004, at 8:37 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> ...
>> Well done for requiring a clarification of "in the contents", though: 
>> "in the contents (including any alternate text of child elements)". 
>> (Example #4792 of why alt= shouldn't have been an attribute in the 
>> first place.)
> That would be a big pain. I'd rather not deviate from just using
> ..textContent, especially since it is what I have been using in 
> multiple other places in the WHATWG specs for this kind of thing.
> ...

If UAs don't already return alternate text of child elements as part of 
textContent, I suggest filing bugs on those UAs. I see nothing in the 
DOM 3 spec saying they shouldn't, and not to do so seems to breach the 
spirit of the HTML spec. But you'd know more about that than I do.

Matthew Thomas
Received on Monday, 22 November 2004 02:57:06 UTC

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