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From "Nelson, Tracy M." <>
Subject RE: Standards Complaint Browser Campaign
Date Mon, 08 Jan 2007 17:05:58 GMT
| From: Christopher Schultz []
| Sent: Sunday, 07 January, 2007 09:56
| At any rate, you should try to avoid anything that's not a W3C standard.

Yeah, so stay away from Mozilla's little "shortcuts" like using
document.getElementsByTagName('tag')['name'] (gEBTN() is defined to return a
NodeList, not a NamedNodeMap).  And be sure to avoid appending a new row to
a table by just blithely calling
tbl.appendChild(document.createElement("tr")) -- even through Mozilla
accepts it and does what you might expect, it's wrong (that code will append
a new child to the *table*, so it'll be treated as a second table body, so
it won't show up)  So use the W3C standard of
tbl.lastChild.appendChild(document.createElement("tr")), like IE enforces.

Sorry, I just get a little twitchy when people start mooning over Mozilla's
W3C compliance.  Sure, it's pretty compliant, and yes IE is a festering
cesspool, but don't get suckered into the "Well, it works on Mozilla/FF/NS,
so it *must* be W3C compliant..." trap.  Every browser has it's little
departures from the spec, keep your eyes open and test with every (version
of every) browser you can get your hands on.

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