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[DOM4] Mutation algorithm imposed order on document children

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:15:03 -0400
Message-ID: <4FD732C7.705@nokia.com>
To: esprehn@gmail.com
CC: www-dom <www-dom@w3.org>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Elliott, All - please use the www-dom@w3.org list for DOM4 discussions 

(Elliott, since that spec is still in the draft phase, you should 
probably use the latest Editor's Draft 
<http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/domcore/raw-file/tip/Overview.html> instead of 
the version in w3.org/TR/)

-Thanks, AB

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[DOM4] Mutation algorithm imposed order on document children
Resent-Date: 	Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:01:51 +0000
Resent-From: 	<public-webapps@w3.org>
Date: 	Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:39:36 -0700
From: 	ext Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>
To: 	<public-webapps@w3.org>

I'm working on places where Webkit doesn't follow the DOM4 mutation 
algorithm and one of the bugs is not throwing an exception when a 
doctype node is inserted after an element in a document (or other 
permutations of the same situation).


After discussing this with some other contributors there were questions 
on why we're enforcing the order of the document child nodes. 
Specifically since inserting a doctype node doesn't actually change the 
doctype so this situation is very unlikely (possibly never happens) in 
the wild. Not implementing this keeps the code simpler for a case that 
developers likely never see.

Can we leave the behavior when your document is out of order unspecified?

- Elliott
Received on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:15:45 UTC

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