[whatwg] Declarative Inert DOM (e.g. the <template> element)

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Thu Nov 17 15:04:20 PST 2011

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Cameron McCormack <cam at mcc.id.au> wrote:
> On 18/11/11 8:21 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
>> Another option is to tokenize the elements as usual, but put them into
>> a new document created for the<template>  element (presumably using
>> the usual tree-building rules).  Because this document won't have a
>> browsing context, all the elements would be "inert", like they are for
>> documents created by XMLHttpRequest.  The site could access this
>> document via a templateDocument (or whatever) property on
>> HTMLTemplateElement.
> This would introduce a pretty big difference between text/html and XML
> parsing of HTML documents.

There are already vast differences between the two.  That doesn't seem
worth worrying about.


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