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

Brett Zamir brettz9 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 10 06:49:08 PDT 2009

----- Original Message ----

>From: Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>
>To: Brett Zamir <brettz9 at yahoo.com>
>Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org
>Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:48:09 AM
>Subject: Re: [whatwg] DOM3 Load and Save for simple parsing/serialization?
>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. DOMParser() and XMLSerializer() may be available in more than just Mozilla, but are not standardized, 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".


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