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[whatwg] DOMParser / XMLSerializer

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 14:07:40 -0400
Message-ID: <4A15986C.3030208@mit.edu>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> 2)  DOMParser can parse from a byte array instead of a string; this
>>      makes it a little easier to work with XML in encodings other than
>>      UTF-8 or UTF-16.
> 
> ECMASCript doesn't have byte arrays though. (Though it would be nice if it did.)

Sure, but it has arrays that you can put integers in the 0-255 range into.

>> 2)  XMLSerializer can serialize a subtree rooted at a given node without
>>      removing the node from its current location in the DOM.
> 
> Isn't this true for innerHTML too?

No, you'd need outerHTML for that.  At least if you want to get the same 
behavior as XMLSerializer has.

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 21 May 2009 11:07:40 UTC

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