[whatwg] Specification of window.find()

Benjamin Poulain benjamin.poulain at nokia.com
Mon Nov 8 07:03:20 PST 2010


I never received an answer for this issue.

Is writing on this list the correct process make comments about the 
specification? What is the best way to see this moving forward?


On 10/27/2010 11:07 PM, ext benjamin.poulain at nokia.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to suggest a change for the main HTML 5 specification:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/
> The problem I have is with the Window object specification
> (http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-window-object ).
> It does not mention the method find() which can be found on most engines
> (e.g.: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/DOM/window.find ).
> I think it would be good to have it in the standard, and to define a
> standard behavior for it. WebKit and Gecko have small differences in the
> way this function is implemented.
> I recently stumbled upon the way this function handle content
> invisible because of clipping: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15078
> I think the best way to handle this case would be not to select the
> hidden strings. This would be the less disruptive for Web developers,
> and would make sense for the user interface.
> In any case, I would prefer this function to be part of a standard
> instead of having a behavior specific to WebKit.
> Best regards,
> Benjamin

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