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Re: Nodes as NodeLists?

From: Mike Champion <mcc@arbortext.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:33:58 -0400
Message-Id: <98Apr28.123350edt.26887@thicket.arbortext.com>
To: "Jeff" <jmackay@enteract.com>, <www-dom@w3.org>
At 09:53 PM 4/27/98 -0400, Jeff wrote:
>I've tried posting several messages to this list, none have made it yet.
>Here's another try:
>
>I'm confused. What is the purpose of using nodes to hold collections of
>elements (the DocumentType externalSubset, internalSubset,
>elementDefinitions, etc.).  Is this just a convernience mechanism for
>implementors?  Is it even possible to implement correctly?

A node can have children, so the "collections" such as the external and
internal subsets are stored as the set of children of the Node off of
DocumentType.  

>How can an ElementDefinition belong to both the external subset and the
>elementDefinitions node?

I don't follow ... What are you referring to in the DOM spec that is unclear?

Thanks,

Mike Champion 
Received on Tuesday, 28 April 1998 12:35:33 GMT

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