[whatwg] Proposal: Adding methods like getElementById and getElementsByTagName to DocumentFragments
simonp at opera.com
Wed Oct 23 01:39:00 PDT 2013
On Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:45:12 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> On 10/22/13 2:42 PM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
>> Because of HTMLCollection's name getter, all major browsers must be
>> capable of a id+name lookup at every element (since Element has
>> getElementsByTagName that returns a HTMLCollection).
> While true, in practice pretty much no one uses the name getter on that
> object, so nothing right now forces browsers to implement it in a
> particularly efficient (as opposed to simple) way.
Or maybe we could remove the name lookup thing altogether for
Element.getElementsByTagName et al?
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