[whatwg] Proposal: Adding methods like getElementById and getElementsByTagName to DocumentFragments

Scott González scott.gonzalez at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 13:26:33 PDT 2013

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Scott González <scott.gonzalez at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Zirak A <zirak at mail.com> wrote:
>>  > Besides my personal aversion towards selectors being in the DOM API,
>> there's
>> > also the simple fact that it makes sense for document fragments to have
>> these
>> > methods.
>> That's far from obvious, given that I don't think it makes sense to
>> spread those obsolete methods around any further.
> They were already spread to ShadowRoot. Does anyone have a reference to
> that discussion that led to that decision? It seems like if they're being
> added to ShadowRoot, which inherits from DocumentFragment, we might as well
> just add them to DocumentFragment and be done with it. At least from a
> non-implementor's view that seems to make sense.

I don't think there was any response to this. What is the reason for
keeping these methods off of DocumentFragment if new APIs which inherit
from DocumentFragment are going to have the methods anyway?

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