[whatwg] Proposal: q and qq for document.querySelector and document.querySelectorAll

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Wed Sep 18 08:27:51 PDT 2013

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 7:18 AM, Niels Keurentjes <
niels.keurentjes at omines.com> wrote:

> The spec should only concern itself with exposing functionality. Practical
> considerations such as length of code are the responsibility of the
> developer - if you like to have q and qq aliases you can add them yourself
> at runtime, that's the whole point of a prototyped language. Common
> libraries like jQuery, prototype and Mootools expose the behaviour as $ and
> $$ for exactly the reason given, no reason to impose that on every
> developer if they choose not to use a library.

This is nonsense.  Usability and practicality are absolutely concerns of
the spec.  If libraries like jQuery need to be used for it to be convenient
to develop for the platform, and everyone has different and incompatible
convenience wrappers for everything, then that's a failure of the platform.

(I don't think this proposal is a good idea, though.)

Glenn Maynard

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