Re: Object Model (was Re: Positioning HTML Elements with Cascading Style Sheets)
On Feb 3, 3:11pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Joel N. Weber II wrote:
> > On Mon, 3 Feb 1997, Chris Lilley wrote:
> > I think that the scripting API ought to allow HTML text, the tags and
> > attributes to be changed.
I would like to point out that I did not write the sentence quoted above;
Paul appears to have summarised what Joel and I were discussing and
attributed it to me.
> #1. Validating documents would become meaningless and useless.
Depends on how the change was done. It is possible to rearrange a valid SGML
document instance into another, valid, SGML document instance.
> #2. Search engine results would depend on their level of support for
> "interpreting" HTML documents.
Again, depends on how it was done. If all the content is there, search
engines can index it all.
> #3. Existing SGML tools would all break, or be much less useful
> (depending on how the change was done).
I agree with the second part of your sentence.
Chris Lilley, W3C [ http://www.w3.org/ ]
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