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DOM LS - DOMWriter

From: Rahul Srivastava <Rahul.Srivastava@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 00:11:26 +0000 (Asia/Calcutta)
Message-Id: <200111051844.fA5Ii5S13495@blr-root.India.Sun.COM>
To: www-dom@w3.org

The current interfaces provided in the working draft for DOM LS (25-20-2001) to 
create DOMWriter provides no information to the implementation as to what kind 
of DOM is to be serialized. e.g. Will this writer be used to serialize a DOM 
representing a xml, html or xhtml. OR is it that, there should be only one 
implementation of DOMWriter responsible for serialing a DOM representing xml, 
html or xhtml. OR is it that it is assumed that it is always a xml DOM.

The interface DOMImplementationLS has a method:
DOMWriter createDOMWriter();

which accepts no parameters.

Serializing a DOM representing a xml as compared to html may be different is 
some cases. A very small example could be: It is encouraged in the HTML spec 
that element names should be in upper case and attributes in lower for better 
readability, though HTML is case-insensitive. But, xml is case sensitive. So...

It seems from the interface that implementation has to take care of these 
differences. But, won't it be better, if the spec defines them?.


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