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Re: Implementation question

From: Emanuele D'Arrigo <manu3d@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 09:10:33 +0100
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To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
2009/5/22 Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>

>  The rendering tree has to be separate from the DOM, because there are
> boxes that have no corresponding DOM nodes, and vice versa....  So you
> really can't do it all (DOM API and rendering) using a single tree data
> structure.

Yes, that didn't occur to me earlier: I didn't consider that some elements
in a document might not have to be rendered at all. It's obvious of course
but looking at the big picture I just didn't think about it. So now it makes
perfects sense that there are multiple structures doing different things
alongside the DOM tree. Thank you! This discussion was very informative!

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