[whatwg] [WA1] getElementsByClass

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Aug 29 10:04:59 PDT 2004

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Mark Schenk wrote:
> I'm very happy to see the getElementsByClass() method introduced in WA1, 
> that is definitely something missing from current DOM specs. However, 
> there seems to be no way defined for selecting elements with multiple 
> class names.
> <div class="green" />
> <div class="green car" />
> <div class="car green" />
> <div class="car green british" />
> What happens if I want to select all elements with class="car green" 
> (and that selection should include the equivalent class="green car")? 
> That is currently undefined. And let's assume that this was implemented 
> and if I were to search for getElementsByClass("car green") would it 
> also select the fourth one? Or should it only select completely matching 
> classes?

I've changed the definition a little. Is it more to your liking?

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