Re: Some thoughts on DOM 2.0, Simpler

On Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:16:39 +0200, Jeff Schiller <> wrote:
> Since people are already familiar with document.write(), what about
> adding Element.write() which operates the same way as innerHTML but
> for more than just HTMLElements?  Maybe this is confusing as write()
> gives the impression that you're re-writing the entire markup of the
> element and not just its innards (children).

document.write() is about injecting tokens into the tokenizer while the parser is active. That is quite a bit different from innerHTML.

Having said that, I don't see how the Element.write() suggestion is different from markupContent apart from the fact that one is a method and the other an attribute. Still has the same duplication problem in my opinion.

> I note that document.write() is not allowed for XML documents, I don't
> remember the reason can someone clarify?

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Monday, 27 July 2009 15:31:59 UTC