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Re: [SVGMobile12] parseXML method needs clarification

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 12:36:00 -0500
Message-ID: <44BD1C00.9010208@mit.edu>
To: Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Erik Dahlström wrote:
> The text "when the contextDoc parameter is specified the processing must 
> be equivalent to applying the following steps" does suggest that since 
> importNode is used, an equivalent solution would have to throw 
> exceptions for the same reasons importNode does. But I guess one could 
> make other interpretations too, so what do you suggest?

I don't have any suggestions, other than suggesting that the text be written in 
such a way that there is no "interpretation" involved, with the correct behavior 
clearly spelled out.

> One way would be to remove the exceptions by wrapping the call to 
> importNode in a try-catch statement. Would that be better?

I really don't care as long as the whole thing is consistent.  I have no idea 
what use cases you're trying to address and whether those would be better 
addressed by silently returning null instead of throwing, etc.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 18 July 2006 17:36:31 GMT

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