Thursday, 27th March 2003
Tim Bray: Why XML Doesn’t Suck (a follow up to XML Is Too Hard For Programmers). I’d quote the best bits but there are just too many—this article clears up all of the loose ends in my understanding of why XML is such an important technology.[... 53 words]
First observation of the day: IE 5 for Windows doesn’t understand
element.getElementsByTagName('*') to retrieve all descendants of an element in the DOM.
element.all has the desired effect for that browser. So to retrieve all descendants in a way that will work on standards compliant browsers plus IE 5, the following seems to be the best bet: