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DOM Level 3 Core: key() redundant if XPath supported

From: Curt Arnold <carnold@houston.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 01:21:00 -0500
Message-ID: <002a01c109d1$a7af6870$7600a8c0@CurtMicron>
To: <www-dom@w3.org>
The use cases for Node.key are probably covered if an implementation supports the DOM 3 XPath.  The primary use that I saw was to maintain a Map that associated additional data with particular Nodes, if the generate-id() method could be easily invoked on arbitrary nodes (and returned invariant responses despite document mutation which would need to be asserted in the DOM 3 XPath spec), then it would be simple to maintain an external map with data associated with Nodes.
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2001 02:21:00 GMT

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