[whatwg] type="datetime" demo
jim.ley at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 07:18:51 PDT 2004
On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 13:41:26 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> >> I'm testing Node.X. Document and anyelement are both Nodes.
> > No, if it was a DOM conformant UA, you would be, however it's highly
> > likely not to be, if it was, there'd be no point checking any of it.
> I'm not going to make the code even less readable just to satisfy some
> perverse desire to have this JS code run on every JS and DOM engine ever
> written in the history of man, sorry. That would defeat the purpose, which
> is to demonstrate the principle.
complicated to do, and leads to unreadable unmaintainable code? If
that's the case, does this not lead to a huge problem for the whole
basis of the WHAT-WG's work?
> > So it fails in FireFox 0.8 for example, which incorrectly assumes
> > datetime support.
> That's a (now fixed) bug in Mozilla.
Yes, but that is irrelevant, it demonstrates that your "is it a WF2
browser check" doesn't check any such thing. That's the problem, you
can't just sweep problems under the carpet by calling it a bug in the
UA. We could sweep all of IE6 away if we said that.
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