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[whatwg] Proposal: Add HTMLElement.innerText

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:55:39 +0200
Message-ID: <op.vhg1qygq64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 08:30:28 +0200, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM, Robert O'Callahan
> <robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 6:16 PM, Robert O'Callahan  
>> <robert at ocallahan.org>
>> wrote:
>>>  Wouldn't you consider the interoperability benefits to the Web  
>>> platform?
>> Not to mention the benefit of simplifying the platform a tiny bit by
>> removing a feature which mostly duplicates another much more well-known
>> feature.
> I'm all for interoperability, but who's going to twist Microsoft's arm
> to remove the feature from IE?

If nobody else supports it they might remove it too. Maybe hidden behind  
people using a standards DOCTYPE, but that is something at least.

> As far as simplifying the platform, innerText is but one grain of sand
> on the beach.

There's not quite that many APIs :-)

I personally think it's worth it to try cut down on legacy features when  
we can. Even if it's only one feature at a time.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 15 August 2010 01:55:39 UTC

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