Last Comment Bug 673790 - Remove childElementCount
: Remove childElementCount
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Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: DOM: Core & HTML (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
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Reported: 2011-07-24 09:54 PDT by Anne (:annevk)
Modified: 2013-04-26 15:56 PDT (History)
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Description Anne (:annevk) 2011-07-24 09:54:28 PDT
Remove childElementCount as it is redundant with children.length.

If this is done I can remove it from DOM Core which would be nice.
Comment 1 Anne (:annevk) 2011-07-24 09:54:59 PDT
Comment 2 Olli Pettay [:smaug] 2011-07-24 11:44:19 PDT
It is quite strange to remove something which was implemented and specified (even Rec level) just couple of years ago.

I don't recall why Element Traversal didn't include .children
Comment 3 Anne (:annevk) 2011-07-24 16:54:34 PDT
It seems better than removing it a decade from now as we try to do with other badly designed features.
Comment 4 Jonas Sicking (:sicking) 2011-07-24 19:02:57 PDT
I'd be ok with attempting to remove it. And I definitely agree, it's better to remove something early if it's a bad feature (which I think is the case here), rather than wait and try to remove it later.
Comment 5 Anne (:annevk) 2012-03-21 07:22:51 PDT
Comment 6 Anne (:annevk) 2012-11-27 10:28:18 PST
Failed :-(
Comment 7 Florian Scholz [:fscholz] (MDN) 2013-04-26 15:56:57 PDT
This page does not say anymore that this is going to be removed.

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