[whatwg] Serializing HTML fragments (9.4)

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Mon Jul 13 05:05:42 PDT 2009

On Thu, 09 Jul 2009 19:38:58 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:

> Kartikaya Gupta wrote:
>> Opera and Chrome will alert "<c1>some>stuff</c1>more<stuff"  
>> (escaping the angle bracket inside the child element) and Firefox just  
>> outputs "more<stuff" (presumably a bug).
> It's actually rather purposeful, at least in terms of the code.  It'd be  
> pretty easy to change to returning the textContent instead (so walking  
> into kids).

textContent wouldn't emit the tags.

I think the spec currently matches what IE does.

> See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=125746 for the history  
> here (the code has just been carried along since).
>> I tried a couple of the other special elements (script and xmp) and  
>> they worked the same way. I think for compatibility the spec should say  
>> "If the parent of the current node is a" instead of "If one of the  
>> ancestors of current node is a" for the Text/CDATASection handling.
> No opinion on this, honestly.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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