[whatwg] classList should perhaps move from HTMLElement to Element

Jeff Schiller codedread at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 09:50:06 PST 2010

While we're on the topic of commonizing things at Element - can we introduce
an 'inner' property on Element?  This would map to innerHTML for
HTMLElements.  Other languages could introduce parsing rules for
getting/setting that property.  Presumably XML grammars would use the rules
at http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/apis-in-html-documents.html#innerhtml


On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:34:29 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu>
> wrote:
>> Given that SVG also has classes, it would make some sense to move
>> classList from HTMLElement to Element.  That way SVG, and any other
>> languages that define classes (XUL comes to mind, actually) can benefit from
>> it as well.
>> Note that Gecko's current classList implementation lives on Element.
> My plan is to define Element.id, Element.className, Element.classList, and
> getElementsByClassName in DOM Core. And tie getElementById to Element.id
> somehow, tie Element.id to an attribute named "id", and Element.className to
> an attribute named "class".
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
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