[whatwg] getElementsByClassName()

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Feb 3 07:49:28 PST 2006

Jim Ley wrote:
> Er, no the use case people have is that they want everything that has
> class X to respond to a particular event, if you model that with
> getElementsByClassName then you cannot change a class on an element
> and have it respond, without re-running the attachment, and manage the
> fact you've already attached it to some classes etc.

Oh, I get it. Sorry - I misunderstood.

> What an extremely odd use case, but it is at least a use case,
> thankyou.  I'm not sure it's really one significant enough to warrant
> implementing it given the large number of other methods of achieving
> the same spelling correction.  Especially as the majority of them can
> be done without requiring javascript at all.

As an aside, I'd be interested in hearing about any JavaScript-less
methods (that don't involve marking up every instance of the word; this
doesn't work, as some are e.g. in href attributes.)


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