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Re: Concerns regarding the W3 Document Object Model (DOM) Conformance Test Suites

From: Robert Clary <bclary@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 20:25:47 -0500
Message-ID: <3C759E1B.8020602@netscape.com>
To: Jason Brittsan <jasonbri@microsoft.com>
CC: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>, www-dom-ts@w3.org


Jason Brittsan wrote:

>Comments regarding DOMExceptions:
>
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-DOM-Level-1-20000929/level-one-core.html#ID
>-17189187
>
><quote>
>Some languages and object systems do not support the concept of
>exceptions. For such systems, error conditions may be indicated using
>native error reporting mechanisms. For some bindings, for example,
>methods may return error codes similar to those listed in the
>corresponding method descriptions.
></quote>
>
>By returning error codes, Internet Explorer does conform to the DOM
>Level 1 specification. 
>
Internet Explorer/ECMAScript can and does throw exceptions. It does not 
fall into the category of systems that do not support the concept of 
exceptions. It simply does not implement the DOMException interface.

/bc
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2002 20:30:45 UTC

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