[whatwg] Proposal: Add HTMLElement.innerText

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Sat Aug 14 22:14:12 PDT 2010

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:

> That's difficult to say given that it's supported in most browsers.
> We'd need to look for folks complaining to Mozilla.  There's a tree of
> duplicate bug reports that lead to
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=264412>, but none since
> 2006.  In 2006, you said you'd probably add it to HTML5:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=343357#c2.  :)
> I doubt that IE or WebKit will remove support at this point, which
> leaves this as an inviting interoperability trap for developers who
> don't test in every browser.

If it's not needed for compatibility, why wouldn't Webkit consider removing

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they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures
every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]
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