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Re: Node identity comparisons

From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 14:03:00 -0400
To: "Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake@acm.org>
Cc: "Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>, "'www-dom-ts@w3.org'" <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF224A3674.EFBFBC23-ON85256A34.0062E760@pok.ibm.com>

As far as the DOM API is concerned, Node identity does not guarantee object
identity. Most existing DOM implementations behave that way, but not all.

Yes, this was an oversight. Oops.

DOM Level 3 will address this by adding an isSameNode() operation to
directly test node identity.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Friday, 20 April 2001 14:03:36 UTC

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