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Re: Anybody for a server-DOM spec -> transferring nodes and listener model.

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 09:27:38 -0400
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256665.00489B5D.00@us.ibm.com>
Quoth Claude:
>I still can't quite understand why this is such an unpleasant
>idea. The current DOM is very close to being able to support
>this as is.

The _idea_ of sharing nodes between implementations is pleasant. The
thought of what could be involved in implementing it properly makes me
worry about whether it belongs in the DOM or in a higher-level

External entities: Strikes me as the right answer for multiple-source
Among other things, since applications are explicitly permitted to decline
to expand the entity (if not validating), or lazily expand it,  partially
masks the challenge of implementing getElementsByTagName() across this
boundary. Not completely, though.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
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Received on Wednesday, 19 August 1998 09:30:25 UTC

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