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[whatwg] a element and .text

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:00:55 +0300
Message-ID: <4C1FB6E7.6040100@helsinki.fi>
On 6/21/10 9:25 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Olli Pettay<Olli.Pettay at helsinki.fi>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I wonder why a element should have .text which
>> is basically just the same thing as
>> .textContent.
>>
>> I'd prefer removing .text.
>
> It's actually worse, see
>
> http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/content/html/content/src/nsHTMLAnchorElement.cpp#367
>
> Yes, I'd strongly prefer to remove that too. I say lets remove it from
> gecko and see if it breaks any sites.
>
> / Jonas
>

I was referring to html5 draft, which specifies that .text
should be the same as .textContent.
But sure, the reason why gecko has .text is backwards compatibility
with Netscape 4. Netscape 4 .text isn't the same as .textContent.


-Olli
Received on Monday, 21 June 2010 12:00:55 UTC

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