[whatwg] getElementsByClassName() idea

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Sun Nov 5 05:27:14 PST 2006

On Sun, 05 Nov 2006 16:18:32 +0600, Anne van Kesteren <fora at annevankesteren.nl> wrote:

>>> I think this hasn't been suggested before. Perhaps the method should
>>> accept a DOMTokenString as argument instead of an array. This allows
>>> things like ele.getElementsByClassName(ele.className) etc. The only
>>> problem is how to get a DOMTokenString without first getting .className
>>>  from somewhere. Perhaps it should be a constructor as well. 'x = new
>>> DOMTokenString("aaa bbb")'

>> How is it better than DOMString?

> It inherits from DOMString.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#domtokenstring defines
> it.

I still don't get it what's the advantage of having getElementsByClassName take a DOMTokenString argument over a plain DOMString.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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