[whatwg] getElementsByIdPart

Christopher Lenz cmlenz at gmx.de
Tue Aug 24 02:18:08 PDT 2004

Am 21.08.2004 um 21:03 schrieb Ian Hickson:
> 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
>> classes of controls in JavaScript.
> I've added a getElementsByClass() method to the Web Apps spec draft 
> which
> is probably a more semantically correct solution:
>    http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#selecting

It looks wrong to add that to the core Document/Element interfaces, as 
there's no magic 'class' attribute in XML (AFAIK). Shouldn't this 
method be added to HTMLDocument and HTMLElement instead?

Cheers, Chris
Christopher Lenz
/=/ cmlenz at gmx.de

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