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Editorial: Checkpoint 5.1

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 18:28:18 -0500
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To: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Checkpoint 5.1 Provide programmatic read and write ?write -- doesn't this 
require that every user agent become an authoring tool? access to content, 
attribute values, and structure by conforming to W3C Document Object Model 

[The DOM, at least for an XML application with a DTD, represents a valid
document. If the AT needn't parse the DOM, that programmatic write can
destroy the DOM structure, or violate XML validity restrictions.

For example, ID values must be unique to a document, so all ID values must
be known or at least found and checked before another unique one could be

Regards/Harvey Bingham
Received on Monday, 10 January 2000 19:00:30 UTC

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