[XML-SIG] 4DOM HTML erroneously using NS methods
Fri, 18 Jan 2002 00:55:50 -0700
> > All the convience methods defined on HTML elements are expecting the
> > attributes to stored via setAttribute not the NS verision. It would be
> > quite an udertaking to change all of those. Another problem is that
> > attribute names are not uppercased as element names are.
> Another way to fix this problem without reverting changes is to add to
> html elements a setAttributeNS method which delegate in the same way as
Well, I have no desire to add to another's work-load. Given mine, that would
just be a case of misery looking for company.
But I dislike this solution on semantic grounds. HTML has no conception of
namespaces, so using even the *appearance* of namespace methods on HTML
elements is, IMO quite problematic.
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