[whatwg] Getting .innerHTML and <pre>\n

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Simon Pieters wrote:
> The parsing section says that a linefeed character following a pre start 
> tag token is dropped, and the syntax section says that when serializing 
> a linefeed must be included if the pre starts with a linefeed. So far so 
> good.
> However, getting .innerHTML doesn't add the newline. Thus, if you parse 
> and serialize with .innerHTML several times you keep eating linefeeds 
> from pre. I think this is a problem.
> Step 2 in the algorithm for getting .innerHTML, "If the child node is an 
> Element", should include something along the following lines (some after 
> the "Append a U+003E GREATER-THAN SIGN (>) character." paragraph):
>   If the child node is an Element with a tag name pre then append a U+000A
>   LINE FEED (LF) character.
> This will always add the linefeed even when it's not needed, but I guess 
> that's fine.


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Received on Monday, 18 June 2007 22:34:06 UTC