[whatwg] Specification of window.find()
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jun 29 13:46:27 PDT 2012
On Wed, 15 Feb 2012, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> 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.
On Wed, 15 Feb 2012, Rick Waldron wrote:
> +1 to TJ's mention of find for use in the Selector API:
On Thu, 16 Feb 2012, Tim Down wrote:
> For what it's worth as author of a small library currently working on
> implementing something like this feature, I have no love for
> window.find(), even if it were consistently implemented in browsers. I
> would prefer the use case I described to be met by a different API,
> which would ideally provide node-independent text-based
> creation/mutation of Ranges, with features similar to those provided by
> Microsoft's TextRange.
Given the lack of interest in the feature, I have removed it from the spec
and recommend to implementors that they drop support for the API.
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