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Re: XHTML DOM

From: Lauren Wood <lauren@sqwest.bc.ca>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 07:11:09 -0700
To: www-dom@w3.org
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On 21 Jul 2001, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> Hi,
> 
>    The DOM Level 2 HTML Recommendation clearly states, that it doesn't
> apply to XHTML documents. This makes it impossible to use convenience
> features like HTMLCollections or the document.write() method in XHTML
> documents. I'm advertising the use of XHTML but this shortcoming is a
> strong argument against using XHTML, since a lot of people consider DOM
> scripting rather important for common web pages.
> 
> What is the DOM WG planning to do for XHTML documents?

The HTML WG took over responsibility for the XHTML DOM some 
months ago, so you should probably ask them. The reason was 
that the DOM WG should concentrate on generic XML, and leave 
the DOMs for specialised schemas to the relevant WGs, who 
understand what their schema needs. This applies to SVG, 
MathML, and also HTML. The HTML DOM was a special case that 
the DOM WG worked on for historical reasons.

cheers,

Lauren
Received on Saturday, 21 July 2001 10:06:19 GMT

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