[whatwg] Attaching option elements to select elements in different documents

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Apr 7 16:56:57 PDT 2010

On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Stewart Brodie wrote:
> The algorithm in the HTML5 specification for attaching an option element 
> to a select element is incomplete, because it doesn't describe how to 
> handle the case where the option element does not belong to the same 
> document as the select element.
> It seems that HTMLOptionElement objects are immune to WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR 
> exceptions on any tree modifications.

It's intended that this be the case for every DOM change. A future version 
of DOM Core will likely drop this exception altogether.

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