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Re: DOM DOM binding considered harmful, discriminates againstopen source

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 17:48:35 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <3828A492.408036FD@reutershealth.com>
To: www-dom@w3.org
keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:

> Note that the same result can usually be accomplished (in Java, at least)
> by declaring a new set of interfaces, in the new package, which inherit
> from and override/extend the standard DOM API. That avoids needing to
> copy/alter the existing W3C bindings, and makes the relationship between
> your subclass and the standard DOM explicit.

Unfortunately not.  You cannot load a subinterface without loading its
superinterface(s), so they become part of the source of the program.\

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John Cowan	http://www.reutershealth.com		jcowan@reutershealth.com
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