[whatwg] Don't throw for HTMLInputElement.files
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 9 15:35:16 PDT 2010
On Tue, 15 Jun 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> Currently HTMLInputElement.files throws if accessed when type != "file".
> I think it would be better to return null or an empty list. We generally
> try to avoid throwing in general, and in particular things like
> HTMLInputElement.checked doesn't throw even if the value doesn't apply.
> So for consistency I don't think HTMLInputElement.files should throw
> Another reason not to throw is that people every so often enumerate all
> Such code tends to break if there are properties that throw upon access.
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