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Re: Difference in DOM's

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 11:01:54 -0700
Message-ID: <001c01c0143e$b67a4c50$6500000a@brownell.org>
To: "Joseph Kesselman/Watson/IBM" <keshlam@us.ibm.com>, <lauren@sqwest.bc.ca>
Cc: <www-dom@w3.org>
> >So, although it doesn't define the
> >process, it does define the end result.
> Same as for XML, right? The DOM's just an API. Even if/when we add an API
> for parsers, that sitll doesn't define what the parser is doing internally.

Portable applications by definition won't care what's behind an API;
but they can certainly be prevented (proprietary-apps-only) if there's
no standard API for this level of basic functionality (bootstrapping).

- Dave
Received on Friday, 1 September 2000 14:02:00 UTC

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