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RE: XForms CR - 3.3.2 "one and the same"?

From: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:38:20 -0000
Message-ID: <E3ED00A7C285EE408679DE2A26D1C781365E14@S007.x-port.net>
To: "'Karandikar, Shailesh'" <Shailesh.Karandikar@dendrite.com>
Cc: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>

> One concern with making the instance point directly to the current
> document,
> rather than a seperate instance/clone of the same one is that the
> processor
> might change portions of the document for various reasons  (E.g. attaching
> additional attributes to form controls, decorating instance data nodes,
> etc.) for the ease of processing. All such changes would be 'exposed'
> unintentionally. Also Some processors make structural changes to the
> document (E.g. inserting new bind elements).

Hence the need for a publicly defined interface - my argument for a DOM
spec. You can do what you want internally, but you have to honour the public

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