[whatwg] getElementsByAttr

Sander html5 at zoid.nl
Sat Jul 7 17:53:44 PDT 2007

Lachlan Hunt schreef:
> Sander wrote:
>> Charles McCathieNevile schreef:
>>> the current editor's draft can be found at 
>>> http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2006/webapi/selectors-api/Overview.html 
>> I haven't read the whole draft yet so maybe it's in there, but can 
>> you, or anyone else, explain why there is both a selectElement and a 
>> selectAllElements method?
> This explains why I retained both methods.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapi/2007Jun/0079.html
> It's more efficient to use the singular method when only one element 
> is required, than it is to create a node list and only use the first 
> item.

Thanks for explaining. I guess the reason for not differentiating with 
the use of an optional extra argument is the fact that there already is 
an optional argument. Is that correct?


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