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RE: createEntity and createNotation and importing these

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 14:55:16 -0400
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <852568C1.0067E04D.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>
> I recall that we discussed clarifying that this feature (cloneNode
> of un-creatable nodes types) would be implementation dependant.
> Whatever happened about that?

It's not in the latest version of the spec, which suggests that either we
didn't agree on it or it got lost between discussion and publication. Time
to dig into the archives and look for a supporting statement...

> Maybe the same type of wording be used for importNode of un-creatable
> node types in DOM level 2?

If we did reach that agreement, then I agree it should probably apply to
both methods.

Personally, I perfer to avoid "implementation dependent" whenever possible.
It tends to lead to help-desks having to spend time defending your
choice... and no matter which choice you make, some user will be trying to
interchange code with an implementation that decided differently.

But this might be enough of an edge case for that not to be a problem.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Friday, 14 April 2000 14:56:08 UTC

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