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

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Oct 31 08:13:32 PDT 2013

On 10/31/13 10:14 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> What we should have is proper automated test suites that let us know
> what web browsers do and do not implement.

We should have that too, sure.

> Creating rudimentary tests
> for the relevant cases here probably takes less effort in addition to
> being far more valuable than filing the bug reports.

If the goal is to get browsers to implement, how is it more valuable? 
Browser vendors ignore W3C test suites to an even greater extent than 
they ignore bug reports.  In particular, I don't believe browser vendors 
typically run W3C test suites en masse regularly, whereas they do 
regularly look at the bug reports that get filed on them.


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