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Re: Iterating -- Yes it is confusing

From: Don Park <donpark@quake.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 16:23:23 -0700
Message-ID: <00c501bdba7e$ba506b00$2ee044c6@arcot-main>
To: <www-dom@w3.org>
>unmuddled, my point is
>1)  a document is not flat

a XML document is not only flat but its a thin line, a character wide.  DOM
is a projection of that thin line into a two dimensional structure,
specifically a tree.

>2) iterators are trail through a specific projection of a document
>at a specific time by an individual.

an iterator over a structure is like cockroach roaming about a house while
an iterator over a result is like a dungbeetle crawling around a manure
truck.  a house is made for living while a truck is not.

>So the iteration over sets could
>be separated from projecting a document in time.

i agree that the cockroach and the dungbeetle are two different animal.

>Does this help, or do I stop now?

Please continue.  Its just starting to get fun.

Don Park
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 1998 19:31:48 UTC

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