[whatwg] Request for new DOM property textarea.selectionText

David Young dyoung at pobox.com
Mon Apr 30 07:11:10 PDT 2012

On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 11:30:20PM -0400, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 4/29/12 11:24 PM, David Young wrote:
> >It seems that the text contents of a<textarea>, at least, could be
> >properly in the DOM?
> Not really: when you type in a textarea, that doesn't change its
> actual DOM kids.  Both per spec, and in UAs, and web content depends
> on this.

I guess that <textarea> has worked this way for a very long time,
so changing it may not be possible.  I'm curious to see examples of
which/how web content depends on it?


David Young
dyoung at pobox.com    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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