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From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:48:46 +0200
Message-ID: <op.thvsvkufwxe0ny@widsith.lan>
On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 11:49:37 +0200, James Graham <jg307 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dean Edwards wrote:
>> The point is that there is room for all of these methods for
>> retrieving DOM nodes. As there is no useful existing standard let's
>> add stuff that people actually want instead of referring them to
>> vapour ware.
>
> I guess the question is "why bother with getElementByClassName if a full  
> getElementByCSSSelector-type method is available"?. Possible answers  
> would include speed and ease of use but I'm not sure either applies here.

"adding stuff people want instead of referring them to vapourware" isn't a  
very clear distinction. Since both are currently vapourware, it would be  
helpful to ahve some rational basis for determining that one is desired  
and another is not. Like James, I so far don't see that in this discussion.

cheers

Chaals

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