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DOM WG comments on query requirements

From: <cotton@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 13:39:42 -0400
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Paul Cotton, DB2 Language Architecture & Standards
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"Lauren Wood" <lauren@sqwest.bc.ca> on 04/13/2000 11:36:05 AM

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To:   Paul Cotton/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA
Subject:  DOM WG comments on query requirements

Hi Paul,

if this isn't too late, here are our comments. (They sort of got lost in
the great namespace debate).


The DOM WG has the following comments on the query
requirements document, found at


3.4.12 Identity Preservation
A definition or example would be helpful here. One question is
whether a query returns a view into the data (the relationship to the
DOM section seems to imply that this is the case), or a copy of
the data. It may be the case that some operations may not be able
to preserve identity, such as structural transformations.

3.4.17 Environment Information
What information must be supplied? What happens if a platform
doesn't support it all (e.g., user id)?

4 Relationship to Other Activities and 5 References
Please refer to the latest version (and a public version) of the DOM
level 2 specification, found at www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2, rather
than member-only obsoleted versions. This also applies to the
traversal module, found at


It isn't stated specifically whether data that is returned as XML
must be returned as well-formed XML.
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