html5 at zoid.nl
Fri Jul 6 13:05:26 PDT 2007
Charles McCathieNevile schreef:
> On Fri, 06 Jul 2007 21:24:25 +0200, Sander <html5 at zoid.nl> wrote:
>> I'd like to see a getElementsByAttr method. It would be quite similar as
>> the getElementsByClassName method but with an extra argument:
>> getElementsByAttr(attribute_name, value)
> The W3C's WebAPI group is specifying a selectors API (the spec was
> mostly put together by Anne van Kesteren, and now Lachy Hunt is
> finishing it up), which allows you to do this. The longest running
> issue is the name of the methods (hopefully we have some closure on
> that now...) but it lets you do something like
> methodName("*[lang|=en]") that returns whatever matches that selector....
> the current editor's draft can be found at
Aha, a CSS selector kind of filtering. That's nice as a lot of authors
will be familiar with that type of notation.
I haven't read the whole draft yet so maybe it's in there, but can you,
or anyone else, explain why there is both a selectElement and a
selectAllElements method? I'd say just a selectElements method would be
enough, but perhaps I'm missing something obvious here.
Anyway, I really hope this kind of function will be added.
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