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[whatwg] [html5] dom attributes

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 14:41:34 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0507171415560.11074@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sun, 17 Jul 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Certain DOM attributes such as the href DOM attribute[1] are implemented 
> differently than specified. The attribute is implemented as to return a 
> resolved link, not as equivalent to the href HTML attribute.

It's defined to reflect it, not as equivalent.

Reflect is defined carefully:

> I also think that these kind of things should be more clearly defined in 
> the Web Forms 2 DOM interfaces[2] as the W3C DOM level 2 HTML[3] is not 
> clear at all about the relation between DOM attributes and HTML 
> attributes such as action for example.

In WF2 generally I'd like to stick to specifying new features, only trying 
to clarify existing features when they are poorly implemented.

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