[whatwg] Proposal: Add HTMLElement.innerText
derernst at gmx.ch
Mon Aug 16 03:58:09 PDT 2010
Am 16.08.2010 11:23 schrieb Maciej Stachowiak:
> - Is it a genuinely useful feature?
> Yes, the ability to get plaintext content as rendered is a useful
> feature and annoying to implement from scratch. To give one very
> marginal data point, it's used by our regression text framework to
> output the plaintext version of a page, for tests where layout is
> irrelevant. A more hypothetical use would be a rich text editor that has
> a "convert to plaintext" feature. textContent is not as useful for these
> use cases, since it doesn't handle line breaks and unrendered whitespace
Additionnally, from a humble author's POV, once you learnt that
innerHTML is now available in the standard, it would be quite intuitive
to also have innerText.
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