[XML-SIG] 4DOM HTML erroneously using NS methods
Fri, 18 Jan 2002 16:00:53 +0100 (CET)
On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > > 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
> > setAttribute.
> 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.
As I said, I can easily revert the changes I made (remove
HTMLDocument.createElementNS and call to NS method in Sgmlop) or add
the setAttributeNS method. I only want to be sure we are going in the