dan.dorman at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 15:24:44 PDT 2007
On 7/6/07, Sander <html5 at zoid.nl> wrote:
> But there neither are singular versions of getElementsByTagName and
Yeah, and that's always sort of irked me. If I know ahead of time I
want a single element, it's just a waste of time to dereference an
array element--granted, a rather trivial waste of time. In fact, it
could be useful to enforce retrieval of a single element, for
performance reasons if nothing else.
I concede a conceit, though: I think accessing selectElements()
every time I want a single time is ugly.
> I'd prefer an optional extra argument.
Ugh ... I'd rather have just the one method and use
selectElements() than have an optional parameter for something like
In all honesty, I'd be okay with just selectElements, plural. I can
live with  notation. But I would appreciate having the option.
I'm curious, Sander: what is the objection to having both?
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