[whatwg] cross-domain scrollIntoView on frames and iframes

Alex Russell slightlyoff at google.com
Tue Apr 14 09:49:35 PDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Alex Russell <slightlyoff at google.com> wrote:
> 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.

Ugg...I knew I shouldn't have hit "send". IE does not support XPath on
the HTML dom, but does support it on XML documents. Sorry for the


> 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.
> Regards

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