Lightweight ES5 and DOM shim with IE6 and IE7 support
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a.ielt8.htc

README.md

ES5 and DOM4 shim for all browsers with IE6 and IE7 support

based on:

Status: Stable Beta

  • Simple Demo Try it in IE7 (or in IE6 ¬_¬)! And take a look at the source
  • Complex Demo Not working in IE6 due lack of CSS

Goal

  • Normalizing the JS and DOM across all browsers
  • Less code (eg less closures, reusable functions) & file size
  • IE6+ support
  • Include all we need from ES5, ES6 and DOM shim in one file
  • Powerful customisation

Brief

  • Add methods such [add/remove]EventListener, querySelector[All], setSelectionRange, etc in IE6+
  • Add Element/Node properties such classList, children, [first/last]ElementChild, reversed, control, labels, etc in IE6+
  • Add methods such insertAdjacentHTML (old FF), stopImmediatePropagation (Opera < 12) and properties reversed, control, labels, etc in W3C browsers
  • Add ES5/6 methods in all browsers
  • Add DOM4 methods append, prepend, after, before, replace, remove, match in all browsers
  • Provide bugs fixing for DOM and ES in IE, Opera, Chrome, FF
  • and more

Cost

  • For W3C browsers: ~8KiB gziped
  • For IE8: ~16KiB gziped
  • For IE6/7: ~18KiB gziped

Caution !!!

  • This lib is not about performance in IE < 9
  • The a.ielt8.htc requests should respond with the mime type "text/x-component"
  • That's all cautions

Installation

  • For modern browsers: Add main script in head section

         <script src="a.js"></script>
    
  • For IE8 support:

  1. First[!] add a.ie8.js in head section

       <!--[if IE 8]>
       <script src="a.ie8.js"></script>
       <![endif]-->
    
  2. Add a.js in head section

       <script src="a.js"></script>
    
  • For IE6 and IE7, and IE8 support:
  1. Add a.ie8.js and a.ielt8.js, a.js in head section

       <!--[if lt IE 8]>
       <script src="a.ielt8.js"></script>
       <![endif]-->
       <!--[if IE 8]>
       <script src="a.ie8.js"></script>
       <![endif]-->
       <script src="a.js"></script>
    
  2. Put a.ielt8.htc to the root of your site

EXSTRAS

(pseudocode)

IF __GCC__INCLUDE_EXTRAS__ == false -> Broken Object.defineProperty and Object.defineProperties will be deleted

IF __GCC__INCLUDE_EXTRAS__ == true ->

  • Exporting these objects to global (window)
    1. browser
    2. DOMStringCollection
    3. XHR from https://github.com/Raynos/xhr with customisations
  • Extending objects
    1. Object.append(object, donor, [donor2, ...])
    2. Object.extend(object, donor, [donor2, ...]) (Object.append with overwrite exists properties)
    3. Object.inherits(Child, Parent)
    4. Array.prototype.unique()
    5. String.random(length)

Note: if you don't need Extras set GCC flag __GCC__INCLUDE_EXTRAS__ to false in a.js and recompile a.js using Google Closure Compiler (GCC online)

Customisation

In addition to __GCC__INCLUDE_EXTRAS__ GCC flag there are a bunch of over flags to enable/disable ES5/6 and DOM3/4 shims in a.js file. After set flags you need to recompile a.js using Google Closure Compiler (GCC online)

DEBUG

If GCC flag __GCC__IS_DEBUG__ == true -> Console fix from https://github.com/theshock/console-cap/blob/master/console.js

IE < 8 Same-domain limitation

IE requires that the .htc behavior file must be in the same domain as the HTML page which uses it. If you try to load the behavior from a different domain, you will get an "Access Denied" error. Note that the domain must be exactly the same; that means that http://www.foo.com is a different domain than http://foo.com. http://css3pie.com/documentation/known-issues/#x-domain

IE < 8 Solve Same-domain limitation

Russian instruction in extra/SameDomainLimitation.SOLVE_RUS.odt

Temporary testing

http://jsperf.com/es5-dom-shim-test

Known issues:

  1. Lack of test cases
  2. Same-domain limitation (can be solve only on server) for IE < 8
  3. Incompatibility with http://code.google.com/p/ie7-js/ [working on it]

TODO

  1. Tests
  2. http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/url/raw-file/tip/Overview.html (https://gist.github.com/1384398 & https://gist.github.com/1235332)

License

MIT