[whatwg] Reconcile document.URL and document.documentURI?

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Tue Jun 28 17:24:45 PDT 2011

I'm happy to change WebKit to match Gecko in this regard.


On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 2:07 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
> Is there a way we can make these consistent somehow? Maybe move
> document.documentURI to Web Applications 1.0? With createHTMLDocument() I
> get these results:
>        document.URL         document.documentURI
> Gecko   "about:blank"        "about:blank"
> Chrome  ""                   null
> Opera   script document URL  null
> Safari  ""                   null
> Only Opera seems to conform here for document.URL which I think means the
> specification should change. I kind of prefer what Gecko is doing here. Not
> having the strange null-ability of attributes that take URLs and simply
> (with apologies to hsivonen) use about:blank.
> I also found that both Opera and Gecko throw for setting
> document.documentURI. Maybe we should take that opportunity and make it
> readonly (or nuke it entirely, if that is feasible).
> For DOM Core this is http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13045
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/

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