Message from JavaScript discussions

November 2017

— How about that

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I think it's because I read the DOM Core spec for a NodeList... whereas this looks like an extension from ECMA spec

— Hmm, yes, it's in WHATWG and not DOM Core, no wonder I missed it

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interface NodeList {
getter Node? item(unsigned long index);

— There it is, plain as day XD

— I really hate WHATWG though because it can be specific like that sometimes, but other times you get weirdly vague stuff

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— Like this

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The appendChild(node) method, when invoked, must return the result of appending node to context object.

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— And thus we have some janky return values sometimes... MDN had no information whatsoever on that until I added it

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— I had to read Webkit source code to find out what is happening lol

— appendChild literally just returns argument 1 without any sort of check, so the explanations of what it does are side effects of that

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— But since we have special DocumentFragment behavior... which actually is documented there in the spec, it doesn't really match up

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