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Re: L3 LS: Configuration parameter to enable/disable application specific DOM

From: Steve Schafer <steve@fenestra.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 23:10:55 -0500
To: www-dom@w3.org
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On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 21:05:55 -0600, Curt Arnold <carnold@houston.rr.com>

>When populating a DOM tree by loading a document using DOM L&S, the 
>application has no hook to control the type of nodes created during parse.

Aha. I understand your point now. My mistaken assumption was that you
were talking about an integrated parser/application, but you're actually
thinking of a standalone, off-the-shelf parser, and you're looking for a
mechanism to selectively turn on/off its "smart" parsing capabilities.

In that case, I agree that your proposal makes sense. But I have to ask:
Won't _any_ parser that's capable of "smart" parsing necessarily contain
a heavy dose of implementation-dependent features? It seems to me that
an application-specific DOM tree that doesn't actually do anything isn't
much more use than a generic DOM tree.

Steve Schafer
Fenestra Technologies Corp
Received on Sunday, 4 January 2004 23:12:08 UTC

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