Welcome, DOM! - a copy of the list of changes

Don Park donpark at quake.net
Sat Oct 3 02:51:50 BST 1998

>Where is this list?  Did it sneak by me on XML-Dev?

Following is from Arnaud  Le Hors, W3C DOM Activity Lead.

* wstring changed to DOMString
* changed Attribute interface to Attr
* moved pi to extended interfaces
* even though this can't be formerly specified in IDL some attributes
are now defined to raise an exception on setting or getting. This
CharacterData.data, Node.dataValue, and ProcessingInstruction.data
* added text about duplicate entities and notations being discarded
* added text about entities and notations not being editable in any way
* added INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR exception to createEntityReference
* added text about the Entity nodes being readonly and not having any
* changed ExceptionCode to unsigned short
* added text about HIERARCHY_REQUEST_ERR being raised by
Node.insertBefore/replaceChild/appendChild when the specified node is
one of this node's ancestors.
* added text about the Notation nodes being readonly and not having any
* HTMLDocument.getElementById() returns null and not void if no matching
elements exist.
* changed attributes HTMLSelectElement.options and
HTMLSelectElement.length to readonly.
* clarified description of attribute HTMLTaleElement.rows
* changed attribute  HTMLTableElement.tBodies to readonly
* TMLTableElement.tHead and TMLTableElement.tFoot return null and not
void if no such element exists.
* changed description of HTMLTableRowElement.insertCell() to make it
clear it inserts TD elements.
* changed attribute HTMLTableSectionElement.rows to readonly.
* added missing HTMLTextAreaElement.value attribute
* added a References section

Don Park

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