[whatwg] DOMTokenList methods would be more useful with a space separated token list

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed May 2 15:13:00 PDT 2012

On Fri, 28 Oct 2011, David Håsäther wrote:
> It would be more useful if the DOMTokenList methods (contains, add, 
> remove, toggle) would take a space separated list of tokens. This is the 
> behavior most DOM libraries have when dealing with class names.
> So, when setting two classes, instead of
>   ele.classList.add("hey");
>   ele.classList.add("ho");
> you could do
>     ele.classList.add("hey ho");
> Currently, the latter results in an INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR.
> The behavior of all methods should be obvious I guess.

This has now moved to DOM Core. If you still want this I recommend filing 
a bug on that spec.


On Fri, 28 Oct 2011, Mike Taylor wrote:
> I would prefer if it returned the DOMTokenList, to enable chaining like:
>    foo.toggle('bar baz').remove('bat');

That makes for very hard to read code, IMHO. I much prefer:


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