[whatwg] Proposal: Add HTMLElement.innerText

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Sat Aug 14 22:57:15 PDT 2010

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Robert O'Callahan
<robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> 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
> it?

Oh, you're certainly welcome to send in a patch and see what the
project thinks, but my guess is the risk of removing the feature would
outweigh the cost of keeping it (which is essentially zero).


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