[webkit-dev] Why so many text nodes in the DOM? (especially ones with just whitespace)

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Thu Jun 17 11:51:51 PDT 2010

Although it's annoying that these extra whitespace nodes are in the DOM, we do at least make sure not to create renderers for them most of the time.


On Jun 17, 2010, at 1:37 PM, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:

> 17.06.2010, в 9:53, Andreas Delmelle написал(а):
>> If WebKit chooses, for example, to ignore character events from the parser in nodes where logically it doesn't make sense to have stray characters
> That would break e.g. Web sites where JS accesses DOM in ways such as node.firstChild.nextSibling, or node.childNodes[3]. We've previously seen similar breakage happen after changing WebCore parsing code.
> - WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
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