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Re: Walking the DOM (was: XML APIs)

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:53:30 -0500
Message-ID: <364C640A.189B799@locke.ccil.org>
To: DOM List <www-dom@w3.org>
Miles Sabin wrote:

> (run through the iterators and remove corresponding elements
>  with duplicated foo attributes ... OK, a bit artificial I
>  know, but I'm sure someone can come up with a more
>  realistic case).
> 
> Even with a remove() operation on the iterator class, this
> will still cause serious problems, because i will be
> invalidated every time a node is removed via j.

Agreed.  But other solutions are hardly better, since they
involve using remove operations with at best O(log n) behavior.

1) You can't win;

2) You can't even break even.

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