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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Adding methods like getElementById and getElementsByTagName to DocumentFragments

From: Scott González <scott.gonzalez@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 08:47:56 -0400
Message-ID: <CAO8i3icHF=MeWrzPGL2j2-tvfx4XauhdUQDKMZgKiy6pSjxj2w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Zirak A <zirak@mail.com>
On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Zirak A <zirak@mail.com> wrote:
> > Besides my personal aversion towards selectors being in the DOM API,
> there's
> > also the simple fact that it makes sense for document fragments to have
> these
> > methods.
>
> That's far from obvious, given that I don't think it makes sense to
> spread those obsolete methods around any further.


They were already spread to ShadowRoot. Does anyone have a reference to
that discussion that led to that decision? It seems like if they're being
added to ShadowRoot, which inherits from DocumentFragment, we might as well
just add them to DocumentFragment and be done with it. At least from a
non-implementor's view that seems to make sense.
Received on Friday, 6 September 2013 12:48:22 UTC

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