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RE: Action item on syntax-based interoperability

From: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 15:59:53 -0700
Message-ID: <830178CE7378FC40BC6F1DDADCFDD1D1FEA183@RED-MSG-31.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 1:42 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo; Tim Bray; www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Action item on syntax-based interoperability
> DOMs are not part of the Web. They are local, 
> non-interchangeable APIs  and models built from syntax. The 
> syntax is exchanged, and from that you build your DOM and I 
> build mine, but they are not the same. 
> For one thing my DOM is likely to be a Java DOM and yours is 
> likely to be a Microsoft DOM with different methods, 
> different classes, different internal data structures, and 
> more. But is ithis is all cool, as long as I only send you 
> XML, not DOMs.

So JavaScript and DHTML is not an interoperable part of the Web? Is
Flash also not part of the Web? 

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