[whatwg] [html5] Attaching option elements to select elements in different documents

Stewart Brodie stewart.brodie at antplc.com
Thu Mar 4 02:27:23 PST 2010

Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> On 3/3/10 12:11 PM, Stewart Brodie wrote:
> > As far as I can tell, this affects: HTMLSelectElement.add(),
> > HTMLOptionsCollection.add(), Node.appendChild(), Node.replaceChild(),
> > Node.insertBefore().
> Is it option-specific, though?  Last I checked, various browsers
> implicitly adopted on append/insert/replace, period.

Since when?  I was sure that they didn't used to do this.  DOM Core is
extremely clear on this issue (both in level 2 and level 3).  You appear to
be correct: Firefox and Opera both just ignore the standard and get this
wrong.  Chrome just seems to get confused.

Stewart Brodie
Team Leader - ANT Galio Browser
ANT Software Limited

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