[whatwg] .tags on HTMLCollections
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Aug 14 03:35:07 PDT 2009
On Fri, 7 Aug 2009, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> > I haven't removed HTMLCollection.tags yet, since it appears to be
> > implemented by most browsers. If we can get Opera and WebKit to remove
> > support, then I'll remove it from the spec.
> Given that we have some data indicating that .tags() is not needed for
> web compatibility (Firefox doesn't support it and has received no
> requests for it, or bugs indicating sites needing it), and so far only
> weak data indicating it is needed (UAs support it, but not clear why),
> why not leave it out of the spec for now?
> UAs are always free to continue supporting it if they so please.
> I have very little desire to add support for anything to gecko "just in
> case", without any data indicating anyone would use it, much less needs
HTMLCollection.tags is specified for the same reason <keygen> is -- a
majority of browsers support it. I'd like to remove it, though. I
encourage you to convince other browser vendors to drop support for this
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