[whatwg] Specification of window.find()
Tab Atkins Jr.
jackalmage at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 11:49:47 PST 2012
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> So I guess we have to make a decision for the platform here.
> Do we want:
> - To spec window.find() in all its historical glory, and have it
> implemented everywhere?
> - To spec a subset of window.find() that just does the use case described
> above, namely to destructively change the selection to a matching part
> of the DOM so that it can be manipulated by script?
> - To spec a new API that just returns matching ranges and then allows
> those ranges to be manipulated like the selection can be today?
> - To encourage authors to write a library that does this for them, and
> not bother to provide a dedicated API at all?
> Which would implementations that don't do the full window.find() today be
> willing to do?
As far as I know, we (google) would prefer to do nothing with
window.find(), so we can use it for the Selectors API. No opinion on
whether the functionality is useful under another name.
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