[whatwg] createContextualFragment in detached contexts

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Fri Sep 30 11:55:53 PDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Erik Arvidsson <arv at chromium.org> wrote:

>  > So you think authors prefer creating new nodes using markup than
> explicitly constructing them via createElement, etc...
> I think that there are cases where markup should be used to create
> complex DOM. Even with an almost perfect DSL it would be hard to beat
> HTML for its conciseness.

Try to beat this with any DSL of your choice.
> var df = createContextualFragment(
>  "<table><thead><tr><td>API<td>Chars</thead>" +
>  "<tbody><tr><td>HTML<td>Some" +
>  "<tr><td>Imperative<td>More" +
>  "</tbody></table>");
> The only one that stands a chance is E4X.

How can we make improve our API to make this easier?

Having said that, letting createContextualFragment create tbody seems fine
though I'm a bit worried about the compatibility.

- Ryosuke

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