[webkit-dev] Re: AJAX Application
paul at zope-europe.org
Tue Jan 3 00:35:04 PST 2006
Andrew Eberhard wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> Well, I'm getting underway with Safari-enabling my AJAX project [using
> the latest nightly build ;-) ] and I've run into a problem that seems to
> be "as designed" but I wanted to run it by everyone first. Basically,
> Document.load is not supported in Safari. I assume that I can use
> XMLHttpRequest instead,
> but http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5411 led me to think
> that there might be reason to enter a bug on Document.load support.
> Since Sarissa currently relies on Document.load for SarissaDoc.load, I
> wasn't sure if bug #5411 was intended to include Document.load support
> in Safari or if the folks at Sarissa should be asked to update it to
> work with Safari's XmlHttpRequest approach.
> There is a bit of prior research on this subject
> at http://www.xs4all.nl/~zanstra/inTec/safariIdea.htm.
Hi Andrew. The Sarissa folks are taking a look at it. It's actually
possible to work around the bug, I believe.
Here is what triggers the bug:
var oldDoc = document.implementation.createDocument("", "", null);
(Note: This is against the Sarissa CVS HEAD.)
Creating a document with a real node name for the document element,
var oldDoc = document.implementation.createDocument("", "foo", null);
Hmm, come to think of it, this works as well:
var oldDoc = document.implementation.createDocument("", null, null);
Anyway, my guess is that your application can be made to work with a
patched Sarissa. I *think* (but I'm not sure) that the qualified name
(2nd arg) should either be a real node name or null. In which case,
WebKit is right and we need to change Sarissa.
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