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Bug 14204 - Drop all mentions of the CDATASection interface since it's been dropped from DOM Core
Summary: Drop all mentions of the CDATASection interface since it's been dropped from ...
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-19 01:53 UTC by Glenn Adams
Modified: 2012-02-24 16:48 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Glenn Adams 2011-09-19 01:53:37 UTC
the current editor's draft specifies (in 2.2.2) that support for CDATASection interface is required as defined in [DOMCORE] (aka DOM4);

however, [DOMCORE] does not define support for CDATASection and has marked it (in 11.2) as having been 'removed to simplify the DOM platform'; note also that the Document interface defined in [DOMCORE] 5.3 does not define the createCDATASection() method that was included in DOM-[23] Core;

since HTML5 does in fact make numerous normative uses of CDATA and CDATASection nodes, i would suggest that [DOMCORE] (DOM4) be modified to restore support for CDATASection nodes and the Document.createCDATASection() method;
Comment 1 Anne 2011-09-19 08:08:48 UTC
I'm not sure it's worth bothering with this before implementors have tried and succeeded with removing CDATASection.
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-10-19 22:01:43 UTC
Marking REMIND based on comment 1. I'll look at this again in the future. Please feel free to reopen this before I do if there is new information (e.g. a browser has shipped with this change with no new bugs).
Comment 3 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-02-24 16:33:01 UTC
I ended up doing this anyway.