Re: [DOM4]: Element.create

On 9/15/2011 11:17 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:07:51 +0200, Charles Pritchard 
> <> wrote:
>> On webapps, we discussed a helper method, "create", which might fit 
>> well in DOM4.
>> Element.create('img', {src: '...'}),
> I'm not sure what the second argument should be in terms of Web IDL. 
> It's basically an unconstrained dictionary, but we do not have that at 
> the moment.
> It's also unclear to me whether the second argument should set 
> properties or attributes. Setting attributes would be consistent with 
> the DOM model. Setting properties might be more convenient, but e.g. 
> setting innerHTML complicates matters as there is also a third 
> argument to Element.create to conveniently set children.

My two thoughts:

data-* and aria-* are special cases of element.setAttribute(key, value),
others would be the same as element[key] = value;

Attributes and properties should always be processed before children.

Received on Thursday, 15 September 2011 18:27:05 UTC