[whatwg] [canvas] Path object

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Wed Oct 3 19:19:22 PDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>wrote:

> Gecko *always* required getElementById in standards mode, until FF15.
> That's why most pages worked (and still do) without element IDs in the
> global scope. But no-one else was willing to follow suit, so we dropped it.

That's unfortunate.  It's one of the most pathologically broken behaviors
on the platform; now there will be nothing discouraging people from using
it.  I think this was a net win despite the cost to interoperability.

Glenn Maynard

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