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Re: NEED BY TUESDAY: status of Altifier

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:08:42 -0500
Message-Id: <199903161618.LAA627648@relay.interim.iamworld.net>
To: "Silas S. Brown" <ssb22@cam.ac.uk>, Michael Vorburger <Michael.Vorburger@dimail.epfl.ch>
Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
At 07:42 AM 3/16/99 +0000, Silas S. Brown wrote:
>For integration with the gateway, I really think it would be better if 
>the gateway called your database directly, rather than your parser.  
>This is because the gateway also has its parser, and there is absolutely 
>no point in parsing the HTML four times when it could be done twice.

DOM, da DOM DOM  - Al 


long description:  This is an attempt to evoke the Dragnet radio program
theme, ususally pronounced "dum da dum dum."  The cliche connotes "the plot
thickens."  The perturbation suggests "this calls for a DOM."

long explanation:  The point of the Document Object Model is to be a
repository where the parse results are kept and manipulated.

disclaimer:  This need not affect what you two do with this particular
code.  Just if we were using a parser and API that conform to the W3C DOM,
it helps in turning selected functions into things that can be applied in
the browser, it helps in communicating the results to the vendors of mass
market products, etc.

>-- Silas S Brown, St John's College Cambridge UK
>"You may prove anything by figures" - Anonymous salesman
Received on Tuesday, 16 March 1999 11:19:56 UTC

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