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Re: Comments and requests.

From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <arafalov@socs.uts.EDU.AU>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 21:17:06 +1000 (EST)
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95.971017211019.6388A-100000@charlie>
On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Paul Grosso wrote:

> At 21:27 1997 10 15 -0400, Alexandre Rafalovitch wrote:
> >These are comments on DOM Level 1 document as of 9th of October draft.
> >
> >  Am I correct in understanding that comment node should be generated for
> >  that and returned in getChildren() call, but not in getAttributes()
> >  call. The alternative is to not represent in-tag comment in DOM. What
> >  about error nodes. (I know they should not happen, but....)
> I don't really know what you mean by error nodes, but in general it may
> not be possible to define a DOM on erroneous input.  Certainly, the input
> must be good enough to model before we can define a document object model
> for it.

What about the case when it is possible. For example, if you look at html
source code with errors in Netscape, you would notice, it recovers from
errors by ignoring part of the input (it is shown in different color).
This way, you can see where was the error. In the same way an Error node
would just contains text representation of skipped part and can be ignored 
by the application processor if not needed. Most probably it could happen
on any level.

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