[whatwg] Sandboxing scripts: call for a wider discussion

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Mon Jan 23 03:24:16 PST 2006

On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:15:39 +0600, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:

>> AFAIK, document.write is not standardized anywhere at all (am I right?)

> http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-DOM-Level-2-HTML-20011210/html.html#ID-75233634

I'm surprised. document.write is defined but it's substantially different  
 from what the browsers implement. DOM 2 says that write() can be called  
only between calls to open() and close(), and that a call to open() clears  
the existing content of the document. This is very different from the  
current practice of calling write() without open() to inject unparsed HTML  
into an already-parsed document.

So, I should change my statement from "document.write is not standardized"  
to "calling document.write without first calling document.open is not  

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