[whatwg] relationship between Document and HTMLDocument
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 9 14:30:48 PDT 2011
On Tue, 9 Aug 2011, David Flanagan wrote:
> The HTMLDocument interface object is current (at least in FF, and per
> the WebIDL spec) non-enumerable. It doesn't show up in for/in loops on
> the window. If the HTML spec were to add an attribute to the Window
> object to define the HTMLDocument property, WebIDL would make that
> property enumerable. It would also change from a data property to an
> accessor property.
Well in any case the goal is to be backwards-compatible with legacy
content, while moving us to a world where HTML and SVG can coexist in the
same document and access their respective Document-level APIs. Whatever it
takes to do that is whatever we'll have to do. Might well involve WebIDL
changes, or HTML spec changes, or whatnot.
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