[whatwg] DOMTokenList methods would be more useful with a space separated token list
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Wed May 2 15:23:11 PDT 2012
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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:
Mike's recommendation is the same API introduced by jQuery a few years ago
and since then, there have been many requests to expand the signature to
other jQuery APIs. The toggle('bar baz') is not a good example, it should
be illustrated with .add() and .remove():
foo.add("many class name strings");
foo.remove("many class name strings");
Adding >1 class at a time is a _very_ common pattern in "real world" web
> Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
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