This code worked for M14 but not M15. I think it's a bug with this particular build, and hopefully it's my perception of the DOM Level 1 that just happened to work in M14. I have written a function called "replace_html()" that takes one parameter, which is an HTML string. The purpose of this function is to replace the contents of the <div id="obj1"> container to that HTML string, kind of how the IE4 DOM's innerHTML function does, and how the NS4's layer.obj1.document.write did in NS4's DOM. It does this by writing the HTML into the iframe called "test" and pruning the body's subtree of that iframe (which has a <div id="obj1">) and appending it to the end of the main document. This works in M14. In M15, it works the first time you use the function, but fails to work the second time (and every time after). Try the URL http://www.attcanada.ca/example/sample.html using M14 and you'll see it work as intended. Note: When I refer to M14 and M15, I am referring to the Windows 98 version.
One thing I forgot to mention the first time ... if you go to the URL Provided, this can be illustated as follows: click on one of the two links at the top of the page: you will see that the red box on the screen changes content (this is div id="obj1"). Click on the other link. In M14, it will change again. In M15, it will just disappear.
For the record, this is not supposed to work, the DOM spec says if a node is inserted into another node, the DOM implementation should throw the WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR exception if the inserted node comes from another document than the node it's being inserted into. Don't assume this will work, I was under the impression that this would still work in mozilla but the constraints might very well be tightened WRT moving nodes from one document to another in mozilla. DOM Level 2 defines an importNode method in the document interface and that should be used when moving nodes from one document to another and that method should be used in a case like this, unfortunately it's not implemented in mozilla yet. In other words, this should probably be fixed since there's no way around this problem.
BTW, mozilla does have .innerHTML now and it works just like the IE version.
... but you need to grab a nightly build to use that, it's not in M15.
Looks like this works now, marking WORKSFORME
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Mass update of qa contact
QA Contact: ckritzer → janc
Works for me: Platform: PC OS: Windows 98 Mozilla Build: 2000101214 M18 Trunk Build Marking as Verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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