[whatwg] (deferred) script tags with document.write built in
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 12 01:19:37 PDT 2010
On Sat, 24 Jul 2010, Brett Zamir wrote:
> Might there be a way that <script/> tags could add an attribute which
> combined the meaning of both "defer" and "document.write", whereby the
> last statement was evaluated to a string, but ideally treated, as far as
> the DOM, with the string being parsed and replacing the containing
> script node.
> For example:
> <script write>
> '<span onmouseover="alert(\''+(new Date())+'\')">I\'ve got the
> If E4X were supported (since we otherwise lamentably have no PHP-style
> this to be used could be especially convenient:
> <script write>
> <span onmouseover="alert(new Date())">I've got the date</span>
> (Maybe even a new <write/> tag could be made to do this exclusively and
> more succinctly.)
> I chose "defer" as the default behavior so as to be XHTML-friendly, to
> allow convenient reference by default to other DOM elements without the
> need for adding a listener, and the more appealing default behavior of
> not blocking other content from appearing.
> Since it doesn't seem that XQuery support will be making it into
> browsers anytime soon, it would be nice to be able to emulate its clean
> template-friendly declarative style, dropping the need to find and
> append to elements, etc..
I don't really see what this proposal would solve. Can you elaborate on
what this would allow that can't be done today?
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