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Re: suggestion for addition to DOM spec

From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 09:00:24 -0400
To: <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF5E5B38A3.40F321D7-ON85256A8D.0046DB62@pok.ibm.com>

If the DOM knows that an attribute is an ID, based on the DTD or Schema, it
_should_ do the right thing automatically whenever you change the
attributes. But as of DOM Level 2, there is no API for providing that
information to a DOM, so whether or not this happens is entirely
implementation dependent. If you don't like what your implementation is
doing in that regard, contact its authors and/or investigate other

See the Working Draft for the DOM Level 3 "abstract schema" APIs.
Implementations which choose to support this feature will have a way to
examine and (optionally) manipulate the Schema/DTD information, and
presumably would also commit to maintaining the ID list correctly.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2001 09:01:00 UTC

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