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Re: Comments about the Java DOM interfaces

From: Mike Champion <mcc@arbortext.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 15:55:54 -0500
Message-Id: <97Dec18.155702est.18823@thicket.arbortext.com>
To: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>, "Mark L. Fussell" <mark.fussell@chimu.com>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org, Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>, Jonathan Robie <jonathan@texcel.no>
This is a good question, that we have wrestled with in the WG.  Basically,
we want to "hand code" the Java mapping because the IDL mapping is sure to
be more obscure than we want, and add arguments that are relevant to CORBA
RPC calls, but would be "overkill" for the DOM's primary purpose, i.e., a
platform-independent API for dynamic scripting in HTML/XML browsers and

In short, Java is such an important target, we want to "hand-tune" the
binding to  be maximally understandable and useable by our target audience.

Mike Champion

At 02:16 PM 12/18/97 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
>I'm jumping into the conversation with very little context, but my
>question is simple:
>Shouldn't the Java DOM interfaces be completely specified by the
>intersection of the DOM IDL specification and the OMG IDL->Java mapping?
>What is there to design?
> Paul Presscod
Received on Thursday, 18 December 1997 15:57:49 UTC

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