doronr at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 20:19:05 PDT 2004
Wouldn't a getElementsByAttribute be a more flexiable solution?
On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 19:03:03 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 chriswa at comcast.net wrote:
> > It would be nice if you can add an API to that permit you to get
> > elements based on part of the Id name. This would permit you to create
> I've added a getElementsByClass() method to the Web Apps spec draft which
> is probably a more semantically correct solution:
> > For example ASP.NET labels the id of controls as
> > ControlOuter1_ControlInner1_element. If use such an API I can obtain
> > all the elements of ControlOuter1 then all the elements of
> You could loop over all the elements and make their class attributes equal
> their ID attributes with underscores changed to spaces quite easily, which
> would then allow you to use the method mentioned above, as well as letting
> you use CSS and other class-based mechanisms.
> Does this help, or do you really think a getElementByIdPart() method
> would be better? What worries me about such a method is that an element's
> ID is supposed to be unique and opaque, and such an API suggests that IDs
> have some sort of structure.
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