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Re: Undefined XML DOM Level 2 core 'Element.getAttribute' Behaviour

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@xfsi.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 14:24:03 -0500
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> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 13:27:43 -0500
> Subject: Re: Undefined XML DOM Level 2 core 'Element.getAttribute' Behaviour
 
> Simple advice: Don't use the non-namespace-aware calls. They're provided
> only for backward compatability with existing DOM Level 1 code, and can not
> really be safely intermixed with the namespace-aware Level 2 methods. Treat
> the old calls as deprecated.
 
Personally, I find this response to be entirely insufficient. There is a real ambiguity in the DOM-2 spec in this area which is just going to produce non-interoperability among implementations. When is the DOM WG going to take this seriously?
 
Regards,
Glenn Adams
 
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