[whatwg] Fwd: HTML 5 : Misconceptions Documented
dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 10:02:55 PDT 2008
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] HTML 5 : Misconceptions Documented
To: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl>
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 9:43 AM, Kristof Zelechovski
<giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:
> While 'form.elements' is not obsolete, 'form.elements.something' (to mean
> 'form.elements.namedItem("something")') is. Actually, it is some news to me
> that such syntax is supported; I was only aware of the syntax
> 'form.something' (obsolete, but convenient) and
You really ought to read the specs; I've posted numerous links in this thread..
> That 'form.length' mirrors
> 'form.elements.length', while still supported, is just ridiculous; I missed
Read the HTML DOM 1 and 2 specs.
> that as well. Everything you say is true, except that the merrie olde
> syntaxe is not that ambiguous as you present it. Indeed, I cannot see any
> ambiguity at all.
> I am not using MSDN as the source of information what the Web should look
> like; I am using it to understand existing code that the standard does not
> cover, e.g. 'form.control' or 'new Image()' (incidentally, this is
> 'Image.Create()' in Visual Basic Scripting Edition).
> Thanks for pointing that out.
More information about the whatwg