[whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 7 19:52:21 PDT 2009

On Wed, 10 Jun 2009, Brett Zamir wrote:
> >On Mon, 18 May 2009, Brett Zamir wrote:
> >> 
> >> Has any thought been given to standardizing on at least a part of DOM 
> >> Level 3 Load and Save in HTML5?
> > 
> > DOM3 Load and Save is already standardised as far as I can tell. I 
> > don't see why HTML5 would have to say anything about it.
> The hope was that there would be some added impetus to have browsers 
> settle on a standard way of doing this, since to my knowledge, it looks 
> to me like only Opera has implemented DOM Level 3 L&S (Mozilla for one 
> hasn't seemed keen on implementing it), and I'm afraid this otherwise 
> very important functionality will remain unimplemented or unstandardized 
> across browsers.

HTML5 isn't a platform for supporting other specifications; specs should 
live and die on their own merits. :-)

> DOMParser() and XMLSerializer() may be available in more than just 
> Mozilla, but are not standardized,

It may be worth specifying them. I've added them to the list of Things To 


> and innerHTML, along with the other issues Boris mentioned in the 
> "DOMParser / XMLSerializer" thread (e.g., being able to parse by content 
> type like XML), just doesn't sound appropriate to handle plain XML 
> document when its called "innerHTML".

If the name is the biggest problem, I think I'm ready to call it done. :-)

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