[whatwg] Re: getElementsByClassName

Dean Edwards dean at edwards.name
Mon Sep 5 17:38:01 PDT 2005

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>So, you're saying that it's possible that some hypothetical langauge may 
>>define a class attribute with any character as the delimiter, not just 
>>white space?  So, for example, a language could use semi-colons like 
>>this: foo:class="foo bar;baz" and thus, for that language, gEBCN("foo 
>>bar") would match that?
> Yeah. Theoretically. It's not exactly likely, but...
>>In which case, would it be worth adding a note to the spec stating that 
>>implementations should not assume that all languages will use white 
>>space delimiters between class names?
> Well, it's highly theoretical. It seems such a note might be more 
> confusing than helpful. What do you think?

It would be better to define that class names should not contain white 


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