[whatwg] HTMLness bit on script-created documents
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Oct 16 14:49:47 PDT 2009
On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Gecko currently looks at the doctype passed to createDocument() in order to
> decide what interfaces to offer on the returned document and in order to
> determine if the HTMLness bit gets set.
All interfaces should be supported, per HTML5.
The bit should not be set, per HTML5.
> DOM Level 3 Core mentions that DOM Level 2 HTML specifies a method
> called createHTMLDocument(). I see such a method in DOM Level 2 HTML CR
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-DOM-Level-2-20000510/html.html but I don't
> see it in the REC http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-HTML/html.html. Gecko
> doesn't implement this method but Opera and WebKit do.
> Is there a reason why HTML5 doesn't mention createHTMLDocument()?
As you say, it wasn't in the DOM2 HTML REC. I'd rather not have it at all,
if we don't need it.
On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Olli Pettay wrote:
> The HTMLness wasn't implemented because of ACID3. It was implemented
> because it was wanted that .createDocument() could return documents
> which might get created in other ways too (like loading a page). So it
> is possible to create svg/html/xhtml/etc documents.
That's the interface, but why the HTMLness bit? (Affects things like
Unless there's a good use case, I would suggest we don't add a way to
create such documents just for the sake of it.
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