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Re: Legal requirements RE: statistics

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 00:15:06 -0000
Message-ID: <00c501c19eee$f7bdca20$ea3c70c2@7020CT>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
 "David Woolley"
> > am I correct in saying that Netscape 4.7 does not use DOM 1?  isn't
DOM 1
> > the recommendation?
> >
> > if this is correct, providing backward compatibility for NN 4.7 is not
> > possible without workarounds.
>
> Incidentally, most scripting seems to use DOM0 which is nowhere
> standardised.  As far as I can tell, even document.write, when used at
> load time, is DOM0; as I read it, the DOM1 version requires an explicit
> open - I believe there are people in W3C who dislike the load time
version.

All standard DOM's rely on proprietary methods of getting to the Document
Object as this is not defined in any standard other than DOM0 as you note,
which is an invention not a standard.  There are large parts which are not
standardised (and the DOM group have said aren't within their scope)  of
course all 20+ javascript capable browsers do have DOM0 as in mimic NS3/4
(mostly some of it's IE.)

Jim.
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 19:35:34 GMT

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