[whatwg] HTML 5 : Misconceptions Documented

Thomas Broyer t.broyer at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 15:17:39 PDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 8:33 AM, Garrett Smith wrote:
> (3) There is no specification for a special [[Get]] for the "elements"
> HTMLCollection as a shortcut to "namedItem", either (though this would not
> seem to be a problem,

Actually, there is:
and I believe the "elements" property of HTMLFormElement is actually
an HTMLFormControlsCollection:

> and all implementations have supported this behavior for quite a long time).

Note that all implementations also supports the same behavior on
HTMLFormElement and HTMLDocument.

Otherwise, FWIW, I'm OK with what you're saying about the use of
with(...){...} (useless and generally considered bad practice) and
calling a collection "array".

Thomas Broyer

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