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

Bjoern Hoehrmann derhoermi at gmx.net
Thu Oct 31 09:07:04 PDT 2013

* Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>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.

My purpose was to lament that we currently lack the infrastructure
needed so that people interested in new features or other changes can
contribute tests for those features and changes to such suites. That
very much includes that many of the existing suites suck badly.

That would have many benefits, for instance, it makes it easy to track
the implementation status of something across many implementations,
which is information that web developers critically need, and it helps
to identify cases where one browser is the odd one out. I would rather
people help us work on tests than helping Anne fill out web forms. 
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