W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > October 2008

[whatwg] Implement XMLHttpRequest interface subset onHTMLDocument

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:41:52 +0100
Message-ID: <929F7B2EB0234C5EA03BA913150DE053@POCZTOWIEC>
Providing the original document tree before transformation in
HTMLDocument.responseXML makes sense.  In that case, the Document returned
should be immutable, just as a DOMString is; I am not sure how to declare it
in IDL.

Chris

 

  _____  

From: westonruter@gmail.com [mailto:westonruter@gmail.com] On Behalf Of
Weston Ruter
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:35 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org; Ian Hickson; Anne van Kesteren
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Implement XMLHttpRequest interface subset
onHTMLDocument

 

This is not completely strange or unexpected construct, since window ==
window.self.

Furthermore, having a HTMLDocument.responseXML would be useful in the case
that an XSLT stylesheet outputs HTML, plain text, or something else; in such
a case, it would be very useful to get the original responseXML. Note that I
don't envision this responseXML being any sort of shadow DOM; I mean, if
XSLT did transform the XML data, making a change to responseXML would not
cause the XSLT engine to re-parse the updated responseXML. Maybe this would
be useful, but it seems overly complicated.



On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Kristof Zelechovski
<giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:

The meaning of "HTMLDocument.responseXML" looks a bit strange and
unexpected: a property of an object bound to the object itself by
definition.  I would suggest leaving that one out.

Chris

 

  _____  

From: whatwg-bounces@lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Weston Ruter
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:19 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org; Ian Hickson; Anne van Kesteren
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Implement XMLHttpRequest interface subset
onHTMLDocument

 

If the interface were implemented as-is, document.responseXML would just be
a reference back to the document object.

So if the document is XML, then document === document.responseXML

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Kristof Zelechovski
<giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:

What should the property "HTMLDocument.responseXML" represent?

Chris

 

 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/attachments/20081029/ab1552d2/attachment.htm>
Received on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 12:41:52 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:59:06 UTC