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conformant function names

From: Dieter Köhler <dieter.koehler@ppp.uni-bamberg.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 11:25:30 +0100
Message-ID: <3A76969A.B83565FC@ppp.uni-bamberg.de>
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
The DOM 2 core spec. states: "DOM implementations in languages other than Java
or ECMAScript may choose bindings that are appropriate and natural for their
language and run time environment. For example, some systems may need to create
a Document2 class which inherits from Document and contains the new methods and

Is an implementation in other languages than Java or ECMAScript still conformant
if totally different names are chosen?  E.g. in C++ 'delete' is a keyword, so
MediaList's delete() method has to be renamed.  Is it conformant to name it
'remove'?  In Delphi it is common to use the expression 'count' instead of
'length' for the number of items in a list.

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