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Re: Walking the DOM (was: XML APIs)

From: Andrew M. Kuchling <akuchlin@cnri.reston.va.us>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 17:00:07 -0500 (EST)
To: DOM List <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <13887.31648.681420.610528@amarok.cnri.reston.va.us>
Stephen R. Savitzky writes:
>I would like to see a spec that, essentially, parametrizes these
>presumptions in order to permit a straightforward, efficient

	Seconded; I agree with Stephen in thinking that the Level 1
spec nails down some behaviours that may be unintuitive in some
contexts, and complicate the implementator's job.  I find the liveness
of getElementsByTagName to be the most annoying such case, since I
think of it as something like a query, and don't expect the query
results to magically be updated.

A.M. Kuchling			http://starship.skyport.net/crew/amk/
Data is a lot like humans: It is born. Matures. Gets married to other data,
divorced. Gets old. One thing that it doesn't do is die. It has to be killed.
    -- Arthur Miller
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