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RE: createEntity and createNotation and importing these

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 19:09:04 -0400
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <852568C0.007F1DD8.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>
> What is see is that the Level 2 specification says [unlike what you
> that:
>    Entity nodes can be imported, however ...
>    Notation nodes can be imported, however ...

On reflection: I believe we decided on that because it's easier to support
this capability now, in anticipation of Level 3, then to change it later.
Some folks have complained loudly when an operation that used to be an
error stopped being an error, believe it or not.

> That means for me to build a conforming implementation, I would need to
> support importing entities and notations, however meaningless that
> capability is.

It may or may not be meaningless in Level 2 but I think this falls in the
category of "easy (it really is), harmless, and you're going to have to do
in in Level 3 anyway."

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Thursday, 13 April 2000 19:09:17 UTC

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