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[Bug 15194] New: Insertion of a DocumentFragment underspecified

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Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:52:44 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-15194-4009@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Insertion of a DocumentFragment underspecified
           Product: WebAppsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DOM Core
        AssignedTo: annevk@opera.com
        ReportedBy: adamk@chromium.org
         QAContact: member-webapi-cvs@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, www-dom@w3.org

In "Mutation Algorithms"
step 4 of the "insert" algorithm says:

"If node is a DocumentFragment node, insert its children (preserving tree
order), before child or at the end of parent if child is null." [note that
"insert" is not hyperlinked to anything]

Should "insert its children" instead read "pre-insert its children"? In
particular, I'm interested in when the children are meant to be disconnected
from the DocumentFragment; are they removed all at once, then inserted
one-by-one, or do they simply get removed as part of pre-insert step (6) (Adopt

For the purposes of MutationObservers, it would be convenient if the
DocumentFragment's children were removed all at once, though that doesn't match
the current WebKit behavior (I haven't looked at other implementations yet).

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