[webkit-dev] xmlns attribute
hyatt at apple.com
Fri Sep 1 20:14:21 PDT 2006
On Sep 1, 2006, at 6:50 PM, Rob Burns wrote:
> Hello all,
> I think I've encountered a few bugs, but wanted to post here
> before I submit them to make sure I'm not doing something wrong.
> First, when I use "getAttribute:xmlns:SomePrefix" on a DOMElement
> it returns NUL even though this attribute is set on the root
> element and is still valid for the current scope. I thought this
> attribute was inherited and therefore should work on any sub-
> element in the hierarchy (scope). If that's not the proper way to
> get the namespaceURI for a namespacePrefix, is there another method
> for that?
getAttribute is just about explicit attribute declarations in the
DOM, so no, this should not work on any sub-element in a hierarchy.
To get the namespace URI on your element you can just say
This value will reflect the actual computed namespace URI for that
> Second, when calling className method on a DOMElement I'm getting
> the class description for the instance rather than the class
> attribute. My sense was that the "className" was created to avoid
> collisions with "class" Shouldn't "className" return the "class"
> attribute while "class" instance method returns the instances
> class? Do I have these backwards?
className (meaning the value of the class attribute) is only defined
on HTML elements. I am guessing that your elements are not HTML.
(hyatt at apple.com)
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