[whatwg] .tags on HTMLCollections
mjs at apple.com
Tue Jul 14 01:03:01 PDT 2009
On Jul 13, 2009, at 11:55 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Ian just pointed out to me that his current draft requires
> HTMLCollections to implement a tags() method (which seems to do a
> filter by tagName on the contents of the collection).
> As far as I can tell, IE, Webkit, and Opera implement this; Gecko
> does not. I was wondering whether any of the Webkit or Opera folks
> could comment on _why_ they implement this? I haven't seen any uses
> of this in the wild (outside document.all.tags, but document.all
> doesn't behave like a normal HTMLCollection in all sorts of other
> ways either).
> I'd rather be specifying (and implementing) a smaller DOM API, if
> that's all that's needed for actual web compat....
Support for HTMLCollection.tags() in WebKit predates the fork from
KHTML. So we don't know why it was originally added.
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