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Re: Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath Specification

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 11:52:07 -0700
To: Christian Nentwich <c.nentwich@cs.ucl.ac.uk>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
Message-id: <081c01c0fb4c$708aba40$6800000a@brownell.org>
>     More importantly, the application programmer will
> know a lot better when a parsed path object is not needed anymore. 

Yes.  It's normally reasonable for apps to provide explicit
performance hints to infrastructure code.  It ensures that
smart apps and smart infrastructure can collaborate without
needing to go proprietary ... with negligible cost to dumb
versions.  (Respectively:  don't hint, or ignore hints.)
Received on Friday, 22 June 2001 14:55:16 UTC

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