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Re: DOM enhancements...

From: Claude Zervas <claude@utlco.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 23:48:47 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19980816234847.00976e50@mail.blarg.net>
To: www-dom@w3.org
At 03:31 PM 8/16/98 +0200, ANOQ wrote:
>...
>1) Threadsafing/concurrency.

Yes! Clearly defined behaviour when used in a multithreaded
environment is a must.

>2) Update notifications (events when the DOM-tree/text changes)

The observer pattern is perfect for this. It should be
possible for an observer to register itself with a
document (or a node) to get change notifications. Node
collections (ie NodeList) should have been defined this way
so that 'liveness' is explicit (since it is not always
needed).

I would like to add a request to deprecate or at least
make optional the Node.next/previousSibling attributes.
These appear to be archaic scripting artifacts and
should be replaced with the use of iterators.

Cheers,

- Claude Zervas
Received on Monday, 17 August 1998 02:39:41 GMT

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