[whatwg] a element and .text

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 9 16:52:10 PDT 2010

On Mon, 21 Jun 2010, Olli Pettay wrote:
> I wonder why a element should have .text which
> is basically just the same thing as
> .textContent.
> I'd prefer removing .text.

I'm happy to remove it if we can for compat.

On Mon, 21 Jun 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> I say lets remove it from gecko and see if it breaks any sites.

Any news on this?

On Mon, 21 Jun 2010, Olli Pettay wrote:
> I was referring to html5 draft, which specifies that .text
> should be the same as .textContent.
> But sure, the reason why gecko has .text is backwards compatibility
> with Netscape 4. Netscape 4 .text isn't the same as .textContent.

Is it different enough that we should change the spec for compat?

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