[whatwg] cross-domain scrollIntoView on frames and iframes

Alex Russell slightlyoff at google.com
Tue Apr 14 09:48:18 PDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 6:21 AM, Jon Barnett <jonbarnett at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
>> >From my point of view I'm not sure how interesting this whole feature
>> is. We had support in firefox for XPointer for many years and saw
>> little to no uptake. I'm not sure if anyone complained when we removed
>> the support even (which would be pretty remarkable).
>> / Jonas
> Was it advertized?  I follow Firefox closely enough, but I don't remember
> when XPointer was supported.  Was it supported by other browsers?  It would
> be rare in the wild if it's only supported by Firefox.  Do other browsers
> have easy scripting support for XPath?

IE, FF, and modern Safari/Chrome versions all support some version of
xpath queries against the HTML DOM. I don't know that any of them
include xpointer support. That said, CSS seems to be the winner as far
as node selection/location languages go.


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