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Re: createProcessingInstruction and 'xml'

From: Martijn Pieters <mj@digicool.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 21:18:27 +0100
To: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010201211826.B6427@zopatista.com>
On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 02:48:48PM -0500, Joseph Kesselman wrote:
> >The W3C FAQ on DOM states that implementations that do that are in the
> >wrong
> But we haven't yet given them a better alternative, and I believe we aren't
> ready to make a more explicit restriction until we've done so.
> As a long-term plan, checking for this would be a good thing. When that
> check will be added to the DOM spec, and when that check will actually be
> performed, are yet to be determined. Probable answers at this time are "DOM
> Level 3" and "only on demand".
> (I believe we did actually discuss this question before releasing DOM Level
> 2, and the consensus was that enforcing this in the factory method would
> have been premature at best. I'd have to dig into the archives to find an
> explicit citation, and I'd rather not make that effort unless someone
> thinks I'm misremembering...)

Thanks for the explanation. I personally think our DOM should raise the
exception, but I won't be the one that makes that decision.

Martijn Pieters
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