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Re: DOM Level 2 Core Features

From: Stephen R. Savitzky <steve@rsv.ricoh.com>
Date: 18 Nov 1998 09:51:22 -0800
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Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk> writes:

> Steve (was it you?) has suggested that we might *also*
> (not instead) have more heavyweight iterators which
> *are* robust in the face of document modifications. I'm
> not sure this is a good idea, partly because defining
> their behaviour looks to be very difficult, and partly
> because support for them might have a negative impact on
> implementations even if they're never actually used (cp.
> NodeLists).

That was me.  I agree with you: I'd really prefer simple O(1) iterators with
no implementation impact and easily-documented conditions under which their
behavior is undefined.

The *also* was to mollify the crowd that wants to have robustness at any
price.  In my opinion this should be left as an implementation decision. 

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