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From: Ray D. Whitmer <rayw@imall.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 12:28:54 -0700 (MST)
To: keshlam@us.ibm.com
cc: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>, www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.05.9911191226090.17559-100000@sol.imall.com>
On Thu, 18 Nov 1999 keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:

>>There's no way to associate NOTATION or ENTITY nodes with a doctype node.
>DocumentType's "entities" and "notations" attributes are NamedNodeMaps. You
>can retrieve the appropriate NamedNodeMap, then use its setNamedItem
>methods to add one of these definitions.
>The real problem is that there's no factory method for NOTATIONs or
>ENTITYs. And DOM Level 2 doesn't fix this.
>Level 3 will have to, as part of the DTD/Content Model support.
>Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research

I believe any attempt to set or remove an entity or notation should result in 
an exception in DOM level 1 or two.

There needs to be a way to do this, but there are issues of liveness to be
worked out before it can be supported in a standard way by the specification.

Ray Whitmer
Received on Friday, 19 November 1999 14:29:39 UTC

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