[whatwg] .tags()

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Mon Oct 19 17:35:50 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> On 10/19/09 6:30 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> In particular I'm wondering what made other vendors decide to
>> support this.
> I'd already asked this on this list, back in July.  The relevant answers
> (from the "[whatwg] .tags on HTMLCollections" thread):
> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> Support for HTMLCollection.tags() in WebKit predates the fork from
>>> KHTML. So we don't know why it was originally added.
> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> I don't know of a reason it's needed for collections other than
>>> document.all. But it also doesn't seem harmful and I can't say
>>> definitively whether it helps anything. I wouldn't object to
>>> removing it from the spec, but we probably wouldn't remove it from
>>> WebKit short of evidence that it's actually harmful.
>>> Perhaps Opera people can shed more light on the matter.
> On Thu, 23 Jul 2009, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> From what I heard so far it is there because of document.all. If
>>> document.all does indeed need to return a separate object as HTML5
>>> suggests we can probably remove it from HTMLCollection in due
>>> course.

If that's all the data we have, then I really don't see .tags()
getting implemented in Firefox.

/ Jonas

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