Browser HTML Source & URLs
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Apr 17 20:27:34 EDT 2019
Brian Milby wrote:
> Htmltext of a field is not the same as htmltext of the browser widget.
One of the best ideas Mark Waddingham ever had that he later abandoned
was about ten years ago when he proposed adding "xmlText" as a synonym
for "htmlText", flagging "htmlText" for eventual deprecation.
The best idea he never expressed having was calling the browser widget
property "html" rather than "htmlText". Because that's what it is.
HTML is not htmlText.
Using that name for the field property hints at field capabilities that
And then using that same name for the VERY different data in the browser
object only makes a bad name worse.
I can understand why "htmlText" was used in the mid-90s when it was
introduced, but it wasn't really a solid fit even then, and has become
ever less like HTML every year since, causing ever more confusion.
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