[whatwg] a element and .text

Olli Pettay Olli.Pettay at helsinki.fi
Mon Jun 21 12:00:55 PDT 2010

On 6/21/10 9:25 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Olli Pettay<Olli.Pettay at helsinki.fi>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I wonder why a element should have .text which
>> is basically just the same thing as
>> .textContent.
>> I'd prefer removing .text.
> It's actually worse, see
> http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/content/html/content/src/nsHTMLAnchorElement.cpp#367
> Yes, I'd strongly prefer to remove that too. I say lets remove it from
> gecko and see if it breaks any sites.
> / Jonas

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.


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