Re: SVG12: #text traits

Dear Björn,

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>   From
> section A.2.7 "The result of getting and setting text content via the
> #text mechanism is exactly the same as when using the textContent
> attribute." This means that this feature is redundant. Please either
> explain in detail why it is not redundant and give advice as to when
> which of these methods should be used or remove the feature from the
> draft to easy implementation, testing, etc.

This is a case in which we've had to concede to redundancy in order to 
obtain compatibility. The #text trait is what is defined in JSR-226, and 
textContent is the field inherited from DOM 3 Core — we have resolved to 
support both as we wish to be compatible with both.

If you are using the uDOM and don't intend to be compatible with JSR-226 
(either because you're already using features not present there, or 
because you're not using Java), then the recommended one is textContent. 
In all other situations, #text is best.

Robin Berjon
   Research Scientist

Received on Thursday, 19 May 2005 02:48:36 UTC